Scholarship Information

Piles of coins getting larger with grad hat on tallest.The information contained on this web page is brought to you by the Office of Student Financial Aid. If you find a scholarship opportunity through this web page that you wish to pursue please closely follow the directions of the grantor of that scholarship to ensure the timely processing of your application.

Any scholarship opportunity or service that offers to find you scholarship money for a fee should be avoided. For information regarding "scams" you may come across on the Internet please visit the U.S. Department of Education web page concerning  Scholarship Scams.

All scholarships, grants, stipends and other forms of aid must be reported to the CSU Scholarship Coordinator.


Academic Scholarship Application

Are you looking for additional assistance in paying for your college education? Apply here for CSU scholarships. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement and need.

Chicago Star Scholar Application - Transfer students from City Colleges of Chicago who were recipients of the Chicago Star Scholar award are eligible for a scholarship of $1,000 per year for two years.

Housing Scholarship Application -  Students who will reside in the Residence Hall for the 2021-22 academic year may apply to have the cost of their room covered. This scholarship funded by the Chicago State Foundation does not include the meal plan. The application deadline is TBA.

Scholarships for Undocumented and DACA Students - Visit the web site of the CSU Department of Student Affairs for information regarding scholarship opportunities for Undocumented and DACA students.


  • Have completed a minimum of 36 semester hours at an Illinois community college
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all institutions attended
  • Be an applicant to an IACAC member four-year institution for fall 2021 first-time enrollment
  • Submit the IACAC Transfer Scholarship Application

Application Requirements

  • Complete the IACAC Transfer Scholarship Application, including essay and resume
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Recipient will be required to submit official transcripts
  • Recipient must enroll at an IACAC member postsecondary institution as a new student for fall 2021

Application Deadline

  • Application and transcripts must be submitted by Friday, March 19, 2021.
Nursing Scholarships - For information concerning the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program and the IDPH Nursing Education Scholarship please visit the Nursing Scholarships web page.

Scholarship Opportunities - Our Scholarship Opportunities page provides an ever changing listing of funding possibilities. This page is updated constantly with new scholarship opportunities as we become aware of them.

Search the Web - Perhaps the best opportunity for finding scholarship sources today is the various scholarship databases accessible through the Internet. Please visit our Search the Web page to begin your search.

2021 ELC Scholarship Application - The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Program is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black undergraduate students. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. Applicants must complete and submit all application requirements by March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Work for UPS - Students interested in working for UPS and getting their Degree DEBT FREE should plan to attend an Information Session. or for further information please access the UPS/CRCP web site.

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP) - A unique partnership between Chicago State University and UPS (United Parcel Service)

CSU Tuition and Fee Waivers - A limited number of waivers, which pay for tuition and some fees, are available to eligible students through the Tuition and Fee Waiver Program. These awards are for students in degree programs and also are a part of the university employee benefits package. The number of awards and dollar amount varies each year based upon the release of appropriated funds by the State of Illinois, budgetary limits approved by the Board of Trustees, and program need. Students and employees apply for these waivers each academic term based upon a variety of criteria. For more information please access the Tuition and Fee Waiver Handbook.

ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) - For information concerning MTI (Minority Teachers Of Illinois Scholarship Program), SETTW (Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver), and other ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) Scholarships please visit the ISAC web page.

Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver - Did you know that you might be eligible for free tuition? 

Please visit the IRS web site relating to IRS tax regulations concerning Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Reductions.