Science Fair Scholarships

Colleges and Universities  providing tuition waivers.

Illinois Tech
Loyola University

DePaul University
DeVry University
Chicago State University
The University of Chicago
Northeastern Illinois University
The University of Illinois - Urbana
The University of Illinois - Chicago

Please check the Scholarship Application  form for the list of tuition waivers available this year.

The Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair, Inc. Scholarship Program
In June 2020, 16 high school graduates were selected to receive either cash scholarships or tuition waiver scholarships sponsored by local universities.

Since 1956, the CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships, valued at over $4,000,000 to students from 72 Chicago public high schools.  (See the list below.)

Any prospective June CPS high school graduate who has participated in CPS science fairs (during grades 7-12) at an area or the city level and/or the symposium/essay competition and who is planning to major in science, mathematics, engineering, or computer science is eligible to apply for a scholarship.  The Scholarship Committee, representing business and education, selects scholarship recipients on the basis of participation in the Chicago Public Schools Science Fair, scholastic achievement, future goals, and personal interviews.

The deadline for applying for a 2021 Scholarship has past.
Scholarship Applications for the class of 2022 will be available in February 2022.

If you or your corporation would like to sponsor a scholarship, please download this contributions form, fill it out and send it in with your donation.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by current law.