Scholars all across the nation
Together we can transform Chicago.
Strong partnerships with colleges and universities are crucial to student success.
Chicago Scholars officially partners with more than 175 colleges and universities across the nation. We join with schools who are aligned with our mission and who are committed to supporting underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.
Why do colleges partner with Chicago Scholars?
Early contact with our diverse pool of 600+ talented and motivated Scholars
Ability to interact with seniors from 100+ Chicago high schools and 80+ community areas
Opportunity to meet and recruit additional students from our community based organization partnerships
Invitation to annual Scholars College Fair each July
Chance to meet face-to-face with applicants at the unique Onsite College Admission Forum in October
Assistance in hosting an info session, presentation, or reception for students at the Chicago Scholars Offices in downtown Chicago
Incorporation into our specialized college counseling curriculum
Requirement that Scholars apply to at least 5 college partners
Collaboration in supporting Scholars after they enroll
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A special subset of our partner institutions are considered Platinum Partners. These schools comprise our highest tier of partnership and have been identified for their commitment to supporting our Scholars financially, academically, and socially from the time they enroll until they graduate.
As Platinum Partners, the schools pledge to the following:
Meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need through graduation for Scholars
Sponsoring a campus visit prior to an admitted Scholar confirming enrollment
Including Scholars in any bridge and first-year orientation programming
Providing an on-campus liaison for Scholars
2019-2020 Platinum Partners