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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 70+ renewable scholarships to CPS students annually. Scholarships may be used at any accredited, not-for-profit, Title IV eligible 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.
Applications for the 2020 CPS Wentcher Scholarship are closed. Check this page in late fall 2020 for information about the 2021 scholarship.