Universities providing tuition
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
Public Schools Student Science Fair, Inc.
In June 2020, 16 high
school graduates were selected to receive either
cash scholarships or tuition waiver scholarships
sponsored by local universities.
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
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
for applying for a 2021 Scholarship has past.
Scholarship Applications for the class of 2022
will be available in February 2022.