1stGEN Scholarship

1st Gen Scholarship Gala

Location Date
Millennium Park
Harris Theater Rooftop

Friday, Sept 30, 2022

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More than 60% of CSU scholars are the first in their families to attend college, and 78% are Black or Latinx. The greatest roadblock to first-gen college success isn’t the lack of talent, or desire, but the lack of financial resources. The CSU 1stGEN/Rise Scholarship Fund will be used to help remove that barrier.

At the 1stGEN Scholarship Gala, we will gather in support of Chicago State University and the incredibly talented and hardworking students that it is CSU’s mission to educate and support. We will also recognize four dynamic individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to servant leadership using various platforms including education equity, public service, community service, and corporate partnership.

On behalf of Chicago State University, President Zaldwaynaka ‘Z’ Scott, Esq., and the Chicago State Foundation Board of Directors, we invite you to join us for this incredible celebration.