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Chicago Public Schools

Wentcher Scholars Program

The Wentcher Foundation awards $10,000 college scholarships to high-performing Chicago Public Schools students to help them pursue higher education. Funded through the generosity of benefactor Ernest Wentcher, the Foundation supports students on the basis of academic merit, character, and financial need.

The Foundation awards 50+ renewable scholarships to CPS students annually. Scholarships may be used at any accredited, not-for-profit college or university of the student's choice within the United States. Wentcher Scholars who continue to meet the Foundation's guidelines may renew their scholarships for up to four years of undergraduate support, totaling up to $40,000.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Open to Chicago Public Schools seniors graduating in June 2018
  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Minimum 20 composite ACT (or 1030 composite SAT)
  • Open to all students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid. Applications from US citizens, legal permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens will be considered. If you are not sure about your eligibility status, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Applications for the 2017 CPS Wentcher Scholarships are now closed. Please check this page for updates about the 2018 CPS Wentcher Scholarship.

    Questions? Email crystal@wentcherfoundation.org or call 847.256.4800.