Students have six days – until next Tuesday, May 1 – to apply for a renewable college scholarship that CCH awards to graduating seniors who experienced homelessness while in high school.
The freshman year award is $2,000, with at least $1,000 awarded yearly to students as they progress through college. Up to four scholarships will be awarded in June.
Eligible to apply are students who were homeless at some point while attending Chicago Public high schools, or homeless students living anywhere in Illinois who were formerly clients of the CCH Law Project.
Applicants must write brief essays and include two letters of reference, with the completed application and references due at CCH by May 1. A downloadable application is available on the CCH website. Following panel interviews with the finalists, the winners will be announced in early June. The 2012 scholarships will be presented at Loyola University Law School on the evening of Thursday, June 28.