Undergraduate Scholarships For Chicago Creatives

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Gucci Change Makers

Amount: $20,000/year

Deadline: December 31st, 2019

Gucci is providing scholarships to diverse students interested fashion. They have a dozen ChangeMaker cities (Chicago included) they are targeting for this program. For students excited to get into the fashion industry this program can be an excellent first step.


SAIC Merit/Need Based Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

The School of the Art Institute offers a variety of need and financial based scholarships.

One of which is the Competitive Excellence award which is aimed at CPS students who participate in the CPS All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition, Art Institute Re:Imagine24 Youth Competition, or Illinois High Schools Regional Arts Exhibition see the SAIC link at the end for more scholarships like this.


Columbia Creatives

Amount: $15,000/year

Deadline: N/A

CPS students enrolled in eligible art schools automatically qualify for the Columbia Creatives Award. The scholarship amount varies with GPA ($13,500 for a 3.0 versus $15,000 for a 3.75). Keep the grades up and Columbia College can become a bright prospect.


Frank Huntington Beebe Fund For Musicians

Amount: $22,000

Deadline: December 16th, 2019

Established in honor of Boston philanthropist Frank Huntington Beebe, this scholarship is aimed at young musicians who need financial assistance to propel their careers forward. Applicants are required to be younger than 30 by July 1st, 2020.

Honorable mention

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