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University of Chicago Scholarships

By Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: July 17th, 2021
University of Chicago Scholarships

The University of Chicago is one of the most esteemed research universities in the world. U Chicago has had nearly 100 Nobel Laureates affiliated with the University and counts President Barack Obama as a former faculty member. The University of Chicago also offers some of the most generous financial aid in the world awarding both merit-based and need-based scholarships to students. In fact, U Chicago is one of the few schools that is both need-blind (which means that it does not consider a candidate’s ability to pay when making admissions decisions) and meets 100% of demonstrated financial aid.

University of Chicago Scholarships

The University of Chicago scholarships include the following awards:

  • University Scholarship
  • Dean’s Scholarship (which provides funding for research, internships, or summer graduate-level work)
  • President’s Scholarship (which provides research, internship, or graduate-level work funding for two summers)
  • Provost’s Scholarship (which provides funding for research)

These scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,0000. The best part of these scholarships is that all first year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships and do not need to complete any additional applications.

UChicago First-Generation Scholarships

U Chicago has some very generous opportunities for first-generation college students (who will be the first in their family to attend college). All admitted first-generation students will receive a $20,000 scholarship over four years. U Chicago also offers funding for internships and research for first-generation students.

National Police and Fire Scholarship

If you are the child of professional, active-duty, or killed on duty municipal, county, and state police/firefighters, you are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship for all four years.


If you have any questions about the University of Chicago scholarships, you can reach out to your regional admissions officer.

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