On Campus Scholarships

Latino Resource Center Scholarship Application *On hold until further notice*

  • In unison with the Chicago State University (CSU) Latino faculty, staff and the CSU Foundation, the Latino Resource Center established a scholarship fund to assist all Latino students at CSU. Beginning in 2003, we embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise financial resources to support deserving Latino students fulfill their academic potential and complete their college education. Over $165,000 has been awarded!
  • Available January/ Deadline June (awarded in the fall semester)
  • Award amount varies from $300-$2,000 (based on funding availability)

Jose Carrillo Scholarship Application

  • The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) was founded in 1985 to promote Latino cultural awareness throughout the community and increase the Latino population on campus. Members of this organization work together to create a sense of family and provide support to one another. For the past 10+ years, students have continued the legacy in leading all fundraising efforts to award the Jose Carrillo Scholarship; a scholarship in honor of a former member who is no longer with us. Over $5,000 has been awarded!
  • Available January 2017/Deadline April 2017(awarded in the spring semester)
  • Award amount varies from $100-$500 (based on funding availability)

Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Application

  • The CSU DREAMers and Allieswas founded in the fall 2014 to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to undocumented and DACAmented students at CSU. In efforts to alleviate the financial burden of qualified students, members of this organization established a scholarship fund to award the Monarch Butterfly Scholarship. The DREAMers and Allies lead all fundraising efforts and have awarded a total of $2,000 to four students, thus far.
  • Available January 2017/Deadline April 2017(awarded in the spring semester)
  • Award amount varies from $500-$1,000 (based on funding availability)

ROTC: Illinois State Tuition Waiver

ROTC is a college based leadership program that teaches Military Science as an elective while the Student/Cadet continues to pursue their degree of choice. Students may enter the program with no military experience, and/or be prior service. Students interested can join with no military obligation for the first 2 years, get 100% tuition paid, receive opportunities to attend paid Army Training, and learn leadership skills.

CSU Merit Scholarships for New Incoming Students

Chicago State University recognizes the importance of quality education and is dedicated to helping students achieve their higher education goals. To help in this effort, Chicago State University offers merit-based scholarships to academically talented students. Merit Scholarships are automatically awarded to qualified students who apply for early admission. A paid fee of $50 secures the scholarship offer. Scholarships are available based on funding availability.

Chicago Regional College Program (CRCP)

CRCP has a unique partnership between Chicago State University and UPS (United Parcel Service) to earn money to pay for college. Whether you’re taking a few classes or going to graduate school at CSU, CRCP supports your education. Students interested can get employed part-time by UPS, receive tuition, fees, and book benefits, monthly bonuses, and transportation allowance.

The University Foundation of Chicago State

The University Foundation of Chicago State provides scholarship opportunities for students who demonstrate high potential in academic and community service work. Visit their web site for additional information.

College Work-Study Program

Students eligible for this program can apply to part-time jobs while enrolled at CSU and earn money to help pay education expenses. Jobs are available on campus or off campus with nonprofit organizations or public agencies. Undocumented and DACAmented students are not eligible.

Presidential Scholars Program

The Presidential Scholars Program recruits academically talented students who have demonstrated leadership ability, maintained a 3.35 cumulative grade point average and an ACT score of 20 and higher. A limited number of tuition awards are available to incoming freshman. Awards are also available to sophomores, juniors and college transfer students. Applicants are required to apply for state and federal financial aid, but financial need is not a requirement for receipt of this award.

Third-Party Scholarship Websites

Third-party scholarships offer a beneficial source of funding to help you cover your educational expenses at CSU. There are many local, regional, and national organizations that provide scholarships and grant dollars to students pursuing higher education. To obtain details about the scholarships, click on the links below to be taken directly to the grantor's website. If you have questions regarding eligibility requirements, please contact the scholarship grantor's directly.

Additional Scholarship Databases