CCC launches Chicago STAR Scholarship


[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ontinuing efforts to ensure Chicagoans have access to quality, affordable post-secondary education, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl Hyman recently announced the creation of the Chicago STAR Scholarship. The scholarship will help Chicago Public high school students pursue the dream of college without accumulating burdensome debt.

Through the Chicago STAR Scholarship, any CPS high school graduate who has a 3.0 GPA or higher, places into college-level math and English, and enrolls in one of CCC’s pathways will be eligible for tuition, fees and book waivers from City Colleges for up to three years, following the application of financial aid.

“We have worked hard to develop a student GPS system and College to Careers that help students envision and follow a clear, relevant path through City Colleges to reach their goals and this is another step in our efforts to help students succeed,” said Chancellor Cheryl Hyman.

To learn more about the project, watch coverage from PBS NewsHour, Chicago Tribune and ABC-7 Chicago, and visit

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