Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Scholarship
May 12, 2024
- Scholarship Description
To be eligible for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Scholarship, applicants must: have experienced homelessness (living in a shelter, on the street, in a car, or other public place, or doubled-up in someone else’s home; this must be verified on a certification form signed by the applicant’s homeless school liaison or a service/shelter provider); been admitted to or enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year public or private college or university for the upcoming academic year; have a 2.5 GPA; and be either a high school senior who will graduate from a Chicago or suburban high school or a youth leader who is active with CCH or former youth client of the CCH Law Project, no older than age 24.
In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit: a FAFSA; a transcript; two letters of recommendation from individuals with direct knowledge of their abilities, accomplishments and potential (one recommendation must be from a teacher or other school personnel); and documentation of any other scholarships/financial aid received to date (if applicable). Chicago Coalition for the Homeless leads strategic campaigns, community outreach, and public policy initiatives that target the lack of affordable housing in metropolitan Chicago.