• The CPS SSF Inc. Senior Scholarship Application deadline remains March 27th. All applications must be received by the deadline.
  • Students can submit an unofficial transcript (printed from Aspen) in lieu of an official transcript with their Scholarship Application. Students must bring an official transcript to their interview.
  • Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Jenny Sarna (jennysarna@gmail.com) from the applicant's teacher/administrator but must be received by the deadline (3/27).
  • All students who were scheduled to participate in this year's City Fair will be credited when STEM Fair participation points are calculated for the Scholarship Competition.
Colleges and Universities  that have provided tuition waivers.

Loyola University
DePaul University
DeVry University
Chicago State University
The University of Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology
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.

Since 1956, the CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships, valued at over $3,900,000 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 a STEM field is eligible to apply for a cash grant or scholarship.  The Scholarship Committee, representing business and education, selects recipients on the basis of participation in the Chicago Public Schools Science Fair, scholastic achievement, future goals, and personal interviews.

Click HERE to read the letter of introduction.
Click HERE to get the Scholarship Application Form.

If you or your corporation would like to sponsor a cash grant or 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.