Chicago State Foundation  2019 Annual Appeal

Annual Giving


Chicago State University is proud to provide a high-quality education, along with an intentionally designed suite of non-cognitive supports through our Student Success Initiative, to our deserving student scholars. Seventy-eight percent of our students are African American and Latinx, and 81% percent receive financial aid. For first-generation, non-traditional students, the chief barrier to college entry and graduation isn’t grades, it’s the inability to afford the rising cost of a quality higher education. That’s why, together, Chicago State Foundation and Chicago State University are laser-focused on identifying and distributing more scholarship dollars to deserving students, providing nearly $4 Million in scholarships this school year alone.

Your generous financial support helps CSU ensure that no student is forced to give up on his, her or their dream of earning a college degree simply because they can’t afford it. Together we can – and we are – transforming lives!