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One Million Degrees Scholarship Program


To be eligible for the One Million Degrees Scholarship Program, applicant must be enrolled in at least one class for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 and has no previous college degrees, associates or higher. Applicant must receive funding from one of the following sources: PELL Grant - FAFSA; MAP Grant - FAFSA OR Alternative Application (RISE Act); Chicago STAR Scholarship; and Chicago Housing Authority - Partners in Education Program. If you have applied to One Million Degrees previously and have been notified that you are not eligible to reapply, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in the program now or in the future. Current scholars do not need to reapply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Illinois

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