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University of Illinois-City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Scholarship

Description and Eligibility

The University of Illinois Transfer Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving students transferring to the University of Illinois from any of the 7 City Colleges of Chicago community colleges. The scholarship is geared towards first generation students and is based on academic performance at the community college. Consideration may be made of demonstrated financial need.

Application and Selection

The University of Illinois - City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Student Award is intended to support and encourage high-achieving transfer students to select the University of Illinois for enrollment. Each campus of the University makes independent decisions regarding admissions and awards with applications for the Scholarship made through the regular admissions review process (the application for admission serves as the application for the scholarship). Once admitted, eligible students receive individual review for the award. Those selected for this Scholarship will receive notification.
To be eligible for the scholarship the student must:
  • Be a Chicago City College transfer student 
  • Have a 3.0 GPA 
  • And must have at least 30 transferable graded hours 
  • CPS-CCC STAR students will receive priority
Five awards are available each year: two at UIUC and UIC, and one at UIS

Award Amount

The Effective Award amount is $2,500 per student per year. The scholarship is renewable for a second year for a maximum of four semesters (two academic years). The scholarship will be paid in two annual installments, half in the fall term and the remainder in the spring term.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to retain their scholarship, students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment, maintain a minimum U of I 2.5 GPA, and are required to make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree.

Additional Information

Please direct inquiries to the campus of admission:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
901 West Illinois Street, MC-061
Urbana, IL 61801-3028
(217) 333-0302

Office of Admissions
University of Illinois at Chicago
Box 5220, MC-018
Chicago, Illinois 60680-5220
(312) 996-4350

Office of Admissions
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
(217) 206-4847 or Toll Free (888) 977-4847

For general policy questions only, please contact:

Gretchen Lohman
Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
(217) 333-5524