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Internal and External Scholarship Opportunities

Internal and External Scholarship Opportunities

City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Internal scholarship opportunities, for both incoming high school seniors as well as current City College of Chicago students, are administered through the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation​.  Scholarship applications will be awarded based on a student's academic achievements, individual goals, and recommendations. 

Search Databases for External Scholarships

There are several databases on the Web which can assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans available through the private sector. Remember, you should never have to pay for scholarship information. Start by exploring:

Other External Scholarship Opportunities

Many organizations and foundations offer scholarships for higher education.  Below are some options that you may find helpful.  Please revisit this webpage often, as it will frequently be updated.

  • The Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund Scholarships are open to undergraduate students of Hispanic descent.  For more information click here​ to visit the website.
  • The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Scholarships are open to students of Italian ancestry.  For more information click here to visit the website.
  • Each year The NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. For more information, click here to visit the website.
  • The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math. To learn more, click here.
  • The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program is available to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists.  To learn more, click here.
  • The Hispanocare Student Scholarship fund was established in order to help Latino-American college students in the healthcare arena.  To learn more, click here.
  • The INBA (Illinois News Broadcasters Association): students who are interested in and demonstrate potential in broadcast news are encouraged to apply.  To learn more, click here.
  • ACS (American Chemical Society) sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, and teaching. To learn more, click here.
  • The Clarence and Marie Medley Conservation Scholarship: The Henry County Natural Area Guardians is offering a scholarship opportunity for sophomore and junior students pursuing a career in the area of conservation and/or the environment.  To learn more, click here.
  • The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST) provides financial support to adult students at transitional points in their lives. It is made possible by the Chicago Chapter of (EWI) Executive Women International. To learn more, click here.
  • The Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) is pleased to announce the availability of up to six (6) $1000 scholarships for the current academic year. To learn more, and start the application process, click here.
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