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TIAA/Nuveen Scholarship

The TIAA/Nuveen Scholarship provides financial support and potential access to career development opportunities for young Chicagoans who are pursuing a 4-year degree exploring a career within the financial services industry (including Human Resources (HR), Legal, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology (IT), Finance, etc.).

Award of $1,250 per year for four years

Open to high school seniors

Stay tuned for information.

Marcum Scholarship

The Marcum Scholarship Fund serves to build the pipeline of diverse accountants by providing financial assistance to accounting majors from underrepresented groups who plan to become CPAs.

Award includes access to a paid internship.

Awards of $2,500 per year for up to two years

Open to Accounting majors; college sophomores or older

Stay tuned for information.

The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund

The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund’s mission is to aid qualified Chicago Public School students from low-income households in pursuing a STEM four-year college degree and launching a career in the construction or engineering industries. Recipients receive college scholarships, mentoring supports, and access to career development opportunities.

Historic scholarship partner; not currently accepting applications.


Due: October 31, 2022

Award: $20,000

Academic Level: High School Seniors

Field of Study: Not specified


  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic school year

  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees – based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

  • Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year

  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

  • Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework