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2014 - 15 CPS Scholarship Guide 

We are pleased to provide the 2014-2015 CPS College Scholarship Guide to you. This resource is designed to assist you with your scholarship search. Our list is compiled of information that various CPS-affiliated providers distribute, and many of the scholarships that past CPS students have won. We wish you luck with your search and hope that you will be among the numerous CPS alumni whose scholarship awards contributed to millions of dollars received by students in the district last year.
Activities: Outside the Box
AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship 
AmeriGlide is the leading supplier and distributor of home accessibility products, including wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, residential elevators, and other mobility products. AmeriGlide understands the needs of wheelchair users in an academic environment, and we're willing to help them anyway we can - that's why we're proud to bring back the AmeriGlide Achiever scholarship!
Black Excel Scholarship 
Black Excel was recently named as a major college help resource in editions of Ebony (Sept. 2006) and Black Enterprise (Oct. 2006, Aug. 2008). Founder Isaac Black, has been a keynote speaker for the College Board (New York City).

Our college guide is still a featured Black Expressions Book Club selection. Black Excel has "distinguished itself as one of the most popular sites in its category." - Snap Directory Team. We've been a "Top 10" BET pick, and called one of the "top 25 educational web sites" in the nation (I-WAY magazine). You've read about us in Emerge and Career Forcus.
Create an account and check out what the academic profile is (GPA & ACT scores) of students that got into your favorite colleges. It is a free and great resource, use it! =)
Career Questionnaire 
This is a good resource to explore careers in which you may have an interest.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Scholarship
Choose Your Future (Local Scholarships)
City Colleges of Chicago STAR Scholarship 
Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, the Chicago STAR Scholarship at City Colleges of Chicago will provide assistance in the form of tuiti​on, fee, and book waivers to qualifying Chicago Public High School graduates. With the help of this scholarship, thousands of Chicago s​tud​ents have the chance to earn an associate degree with no out of pocket costs.
College Board (PSAT, SAT, SAT 2, AP)
College Cost (U.S. Government Website) 
(U.S. Government Website) Welcome to the College Affordability and Transparency Center. Start here to find information about how much it costs students to attend different colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and information related to why costs are going up.
College Funding for Students with Disabilities
Common Application
Comparison Worksheet (use when deciding on where to attend college after you have award letters)
CSS Financial Aid Profile
Curie Counseling Department Website
Dean Ritter Scholarship for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DREAM Scholarship
Economic and Employment Projections 
Check out these links for employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
FAFSA Completion Video 
This you tube video will assist you to complete the FAFSA.
FastWeb (Scholarships)
Federal College Scorecard - Useful for comparing Financial Information about Colleges (costs and aff
Fly-in program 
Visiting campus is one of the most important steps in deciding if a particular college is right for you. Because of this, most colleges offer weekend programs where students can spend a couple nights on campus, and get to know the students and faculty who bring the college to life.
Gates Millennium Scholarship
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship (Due: 1/8/2015 @ Midnight CST) 
Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). 

Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities. Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. You also may download a program flyer. 

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 8, 2015. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook.
Hazelden: Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Historically Black College University Rankings
ICEC Dr. Lesley P. Graham SCHOLARSHIP 
Illinois Scholarship for the Exceptional Child
Illinois Career Information 
The site outlines and highlights career details along with educational paths. Additionally, this site highlights military careers, self employment and non-traditional employment.
It Gets Better: LGBTQ Resource
Latino Scholarships 
This is a trusted scholarship search engine that is updated annually. It allows you to search a national scholarship database that includes scholarships that do not require citizenship or legal permanent residency. You and your family can view this in English and Spanish.
Loreen Arbus Focus on Disabililty Scholarship
Marianjoy Scholarship Program (Institutional Scholarships)
Midwest Student Exchange Program 
Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. You must be enrolling as a non-resident student at a participating MSEP campus to receive the discount. All enrollment decisions are made at the discretion of the receiving campus and the campus may exercise its right to limit participation or set specific admission requirements for MSEP.
My College Scholarship
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK)
NCAA Eligibility Center (Athletes)
Net Price Calculator
Occupational Outlook Handbook 
The Occupational Outlook Handbook allows you to search for career options and includes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. This is a governmental database and therefore provides information on national trends of career employment and job security.
Sign up to begin sending your transcript electronically for free to colleges/universities.
Questions for Admission Reps
Resources for Undocumented Student