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. The priority filing deadline for Spring 2024 has not yet been announced. The application will be available soon.

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 2023-24 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. Apply here. The Housing Scholarship is no longer available for the 2023-24 academic year.

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.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Chicago State University (CSU) is proud to offer our first-time transfer Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members a $3,000 scholarship for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters (50% each semester). This scholarship is considered time sensitive and competitive. Therefore, not all eligible PTK students will receive an award.

PTK members who submit an application for admissions during our preferred filing period will be invited to apply for this award.   

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an admitted first-time transfer student
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at Chicago State University.
  • Must complete a FAFSA for the appropriate award year to determine financial aid eligibility (2023-24 FAFSA for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024/Summer 2024 semesters)
  • Must have a cumulative transfer grade point average of 3.35 or higher.

How to apply:

  • Apply  to Chicago State University
  • Meet all eligibility criteria
  • Submit your Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society membership certificate to*Please include full name and date of birth in the body of the email (or your CSU student ID number) to identify yourself.
  • The deadline to complete your application and turn in all documents in official capacity is August 21, 2023.

How the scholarship works:

  • 10 first–time transfer Phi Theta Kappa members will be selected to receive the scholarship
  • This is first-come, first-serve basis. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive an award.
  • The scholarship is not renewable
  • The scholarship will apply for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • The scholarship is awarded upon meeting of eligibility requirements and at the time of acceptance of the award

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, regarding your Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application please contact us at or call us at (773) 995-2513.

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Click Here

The Community Services Book Grant Scholarship (CSBG) helps low-income Chicagoans finance higher education. Students enrolled in an Illinois college, university or vocational training program may qualify for a CSBG Scholarship. Funds can be applied toward tuition, uniforms, study-related fees and books. Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Scholarship applications are available during the spring months of each year and awarded for the following fall semester.

Elevate your career in early childhood education with Chicago State University's Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity program. Designed for working professionals, this program offers full funding for those pursuing a professional educator license (birth-grade 2) with flexible class options, including evening, virtual, and hybrid formats. Eligible individuals working with children from birth to age five can complete their degree in two years, with specializations like ESL and Special Ed embedded in the curriculum. Take advantage of this opportunity to turn your dedication into a qualification. Click here to apply now or learn more.

We are pleased to inform you that Chicago State University (CSU) is a proud 4-year institution member of Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC). This partnership grants our new transfer students access to the IACAC Transfer Scholarship scholarship. We are constantly striving to provide access to the best resources and scholarships, and we encourage you to apply for this opportunity today!

Watch here for upcoming application deadlines.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this scholarship please contact the Transfer Advisory Committee Co-chairs at

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.

2022 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 January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

flywire logo  Scholarships 2023 - 

Flywire is thrilled to announce that our 2023 scholarship applications are now open! 

A total of sixteen scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

Social Justice

Global Health

Global Citizenship

Environmental Sustainability

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are open to matriculating & currently enrolled UG & Graduate students worldwide. All majors are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline

Applications open May 1, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, June 2, 2023.

Questions? Want to Learn More?

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 website.

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? 


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