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I’ve applied to be a Wentcher Scholar! What happens next?

Our scholarship application site has been buzzing with hundreds of amazing CPS seniors sharing the academic successes, extracurricular experiences, and bold dreams that are leading them to college.


On Friday, February 4th (at 11:59pm central time) the online application closed, and many applicants may wonder, what happens next?


We invite you to visit the APPLY page for a full timeline and updates.


  • Applications are reviewed between February and March.
  • Applicants selected as finalists will be notified at the beginning of April and invited to interview with members of our selection committee over Zoom in mid-late April.
  • New scholars will be notified of their awards by early May, before national decision date, if possible.

The Wentcher Foundation has an incredible team of Wentcher Scholar alumni, board members, and business professionals who volunteer their time to ensure that every application receives timely, thoughtful, and thorough consideration.


If you have further questions about your application, contact

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