CPS students earn record-high $1.1B in scholarships in 2016
CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced today that the graduating class of 2016 collected more than $1.16 billion worth of college scholarships.
That’s an increase of more than $206 million in scholarship dollars over the previous class year.
The average scholarship offer is about $30,000.
Some students were offered based on merit, others based on need.
But, total scholarships for CPS grads have almost quadrupled in the past five years.