Kennedy-King College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, has announced the creation of the Statesmen Scholarship award that will pay up to full tuition for any new student at the College this fall. New students are encouraged to apply by going to www.ccc.edu/apply no later than Monday, August 17, 2020 to be eligible for the Statesmen Scholarship Award.

In an effort to help Chicagoans reach their academic goals, Kennedy-King College has made $1M in scholarships available to new students this fall, with a second wave being made available for returning Kennedy-King students, including undocumented students, in the spring.

“These funds will help us remove what is a significant barrier to many South Side residents who know we are here, who want to earn a degree, but whose finances are already stretched thin, especially in light of this unprecedented pandemic and its impact on the economy,” said Kennedy-King College President Gregory Thomas.

Any new student who applies to Kennedy-King for the Fall 2020 semester is eligible for funding, but they must first fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and apply as a college credit student no later than Monday, August 17, 2020. As an added incentive, the first 25 new students who complete the application and enrollment process will also be eligible to receive a Chromebook computer to aid in their studies.

This series of Statesmen scholarships is in addition to the district-wide scholarships and grants already available through the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation (CCCF), and are part of Chancellor Salgado’s continued vision to activate the Foundation and expand how our diverse student body accesses critical scholarship resources and strategic initiatives. Since 2017, the CCCF has increased its scholarship awards four and a half fold to over $1 million in fiscal year 2020. This additional opportunity will ensure even more students have essential financial resources to support their success at Kennedy-King College.

The scholarship application is always open, but students who wish to apply for scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester at any City College must do so at www.ccc.edu/scholarships by September 17th. Registration for fall is open until August 20th, and classes begin on August 24th. Those interested in applying can visit www.ccc.edu/apply and if you are interested in learning more about the Statesmen Scholarship visit www.ccc.edu/statesmen.