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Freshman Requirements

Scholarship Required GPA Required Test Score Scholarship Amount Renewal
AIM HIGH Presidential Scholarship 3.25+ Unweighted 20 or higher ACT Total Score orSAT 1030 or higher $24,000 ($6,000 Annually) 3.0 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring & Fall) and good judicial standing
 AIM HIGH Academic Achievement Scholarship   3.0 – 3.24 Unweighted   19 or higher ACT Total Score or SAT 990 or higher $16,000 ($4,000 Annually) 3.0 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring & Fall) and good judicial standing 
AIM HIGH CSU Persistent Scholarship   2.75 – 2.99 Unweighted 18 or higher ACT Total Score or SAT 960 or higher $12,000 ($3,000 Annually) 2.75 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring & Fall) and good judicial standing 
AIM HIGH CSU Persistent Scholarship   2.75 – 2.99 Unweighted 18 or higher ACT Total Score or SAT 960 or higher  $12,000 ($3,000 Annually)  2.75 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring & Fall) and good judicial standing 
AIM HIGH SUCCESS U Scholarship 2.5+ Unweighted 16 or higher ACT Total Score or SAT 880 or higher $8,000 ($2,000 Annually) 2.5 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring and Fall) and good judicial standing
Note: AIM HIGH SUCCESS U Scholarship recipients must participate and successfully complete the 6-week summer bridge program to receive scholarship benefits. AIM HIGH CRITERIA – Freshmen The eligible applicant must:
  • Be a resident of Illinois
  • Have attended an Illinois high school
  • Be an enrolled as a first-time full-time student seeking a bachelors degree at Chicago State University – Fall 2019
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six-times the poverty level
  • Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
  • Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarships
  • Meet/satisfy admissions criteria as listed
Renewable up to four years or eight consecutive semesters
Transfer Students
Scholarship Required GPA Scholarship
Amount
Renewal Criteria
AIM HIGH Transfer Scholarship 2.75+ 4.0 Scale Earned a minimum of 25 semester credit hours $3,000 ($1,500 Annually) 2.75 cumulative GPA each term, completion of 12 or more semester hours (Spring and Fall) and good judicial standing
AIM HIGH CRITERIA – Transfer Students The eligible applicant must:
  • Be a resident of Illinois
  • Have attended an Illinois high school
  • Be an enrolled as a first-time full-time student seeking a bachelors degree at Chicago State University – Fall 2019
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six-times the poverty level
  • Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
  • Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarships
  • Meet/satisfy admissions criteria as listed Renewable up to four years or eight consecutive semesters
Renewable up to two years or four consecutive semesters