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Scholarship Category: Other Scholarship Opportunities


The Chicago Engineers’ Foundation encourages students to pursue engineering by recognizing their talents through merit-based scholarship awards and career development opportunities to achieve their engineering career goals.To be eligible to apply for the awards program students must be graduating high school seniors who live or go to high school within the city of Chicago, and are accepted to accredited university engineering programs.Chicago Engineers’ Foundation awards can be renewable through a student’s four-years of undergraduate study if they continue to meet annual eligibility requirements.The current structure of the renewable award program includes:

  • Graduating High School Senior – $1,200
  • Rising College Sophomore  – $1,600
  • Rising College Junior  – $1,600
  • Rising College Senior  – $1,600

To be eligible for consideration as a High School Student, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior living or going to high school within the city of Chicago.
  • Applicants who do not live or go to high school within the city of Chicago are not eligible for consideration.  
  • Study an engineering major in college, starting in the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Provide acceptance letter from an ABET accredited, 4-year undergraduate engineering program (university does not have to be in the city of Chicago).
  • Complete an application by the deadline.
  • Meet the academic criteria outlined in the application.
  • Open to DREAMERS

Wentcher Scholars

When you become a Wentcher Scholar, you receive a scholarship award of up to $10,000 a year, renewable for four years of undergraduate support plus:

Renaissance Scholars

The mission of theRenaissance Scholars Program (RSP) is to provide scholarships and offer support to high-achieving, low-income students who will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Application open to high school seniors, community college students transferring to a 4-year college, and current college students from Illinois or Oregon

Awards of up to $5,000 per year

Due:  March 1 or May 1

If you are a Chicago Scholar who is interested in the Renaissance Scholarship, please complete this form 

HEAR Scholarship Foundation

HEAR provides financial assistance and a college success program to low-income Chicagoland high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community, and personal integrity in their pursuit of a college education.

Awards of $5,000 per year for four years

Open to high school seniors

To apply:

Questions? Please contact:

Deadline extended to Sunday, February 18th at 9pm

ATLAS Fellows

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ATLAS Fellows opens doors for brilliant, under-represented, and/or under-resourced young people to give them access to life-changing careers in the finance industry.   

An ATLAS Fellow demonstrates outstanding merit and an interest in a career in finance. The program helps students achieve college and career goals by providing four years of financial support, career advising/experience and mentorship including:

  • Up to $20,000 in financial aid for college tuition and other educational expenses for four years   
  • 4 years of best-in-class, paid, full-time summer internships at prestigious financial institutions where Fellows develop the professional knowledge and networks to enter a career in finance  
  • Mentorship and professional development training to equip Fellows to be successful in the 21st century workplace   
  • Membership in a community of current ATLAS Fellows and alumni  

Eligible students must be high school seniors on track to graduate and enroll in a four-year college or university.  They must reside in or attend school in one of the following locations: Chicago, IL; New York City, NY; or Teton County, WY. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Chicago Scholars program. Eligible students must also be pursuing finance-related coursework and have a current unweighted GPA above 3.5.