Students at City Colleges of Chicago celebrate graduation. Credit: City Colleges of Chicago/Facebook

CHICAGO — City Colleges of Chicago has a new scholarship for people who graduated from Chicago Public Schools in 2020.

The Advancing Chicago’s Education Scholarship offers students who enroll in a city college for fall 2021 a $1,000 award and free laptop, according to City Colleges.

To be eligible, applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Have graduated from a CPS high school last year.
  • Be a first-time college student, with no college credits earned after high school graduation.
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours for the fall 2021 semester.
  • Meet at least once during the term with an assigned college adviser.

The scholarships will be offered on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis. General registration for the fall closes Aug. 26. Those interested in applying are encouraged to go to the City Colleges website.

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