CSU Merit Scholarships


Summer 2014 Merit Scholarship applications are now available!

Chicago State University recognizes the importance of a quality education and is dedicated to helping students find a way to achieve their higher education goals. To help in this effort, Chicago State University offers merit-based scholarships to academically talented students. All students interested in attending the summer 2014 semester are encouraged to apply early.  Scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis until all funds are exhausted and will be processed in the date order in which they were received. Students whose applications have been approved will be notified via their CSU email.

Summer 2014 Merit Scholarship Information You Need to Know:

  • The scholarship will go toward educational expenses not to exceed $1,500.00. 
  • All scholarship recipients must meet the minimum cumulative GPA: Undergraduate 2.5 GPA/Graduate/Professional 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours for the summer 2014 semester (For example, if enrolled in 3 credit hours, the scholarship will pay toward the cost of tuition and fees for 3 credit hours and if enrolled in 6 or more credit hours the scholarship will not exceed $1,500.00)
  • Terms and Conditions must be completed prior to disbursement
  • Must be eligible for federal financial aid 
  • Must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA  
  • Must complete Verification (if selected) 
  • Must complete one on-line enrichment workshop 
  • Must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Cannot be in default on federal student loan(s)

Summer 2014 Terms and Conditions:

  • To accept the terms and conditions of your summer scholarship award- click Here

Chicago State University: Online Enrichment Workshops:

  • All Merit Scholarship recipients are required to complete one online enrichment workshop for the summer 2014 semester. USA Funds has designed life skills lessons that allow you to fulfill the enrichment workshop requirement.  Please log on to www.lifeskills.org and select “Request a New Account,” Chicago State University School Code: 00169400. Student Access Code: 00169400-02 Click on “My Catalog” to see the available lessons. Students must complete one lesson from the list of available lessons.

Chicago State University: Online Enrichment Workshops Instructions– Click Here

If you are experiencing technical issues with setting up your account for on-line enrichment workshops, please call USA Funds customer support at (866) 722-1470

Dates to Remember:

  •   Awarding will begin May 19, 2014
  •   Merit Scholarship Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2014
  •   One online enrichment workshop must be completed by:  June 7, 2014

 For an overview of CSU Merit Scholarships - Click Here

 Chicago State University FAQ’s (PDF)

 Should you have any questions regarding your Merit Scholarship you may contact: