HBCU Bridge Scholarship
What is the HBCU Bridge Scholarship?
- It is a merit-based scholarship for exceptional students from select HBCUs* who have completed their BA or BS degree. Selected students are invited to study at the University of Chicago for one academic year (three quarters).
- The Graham School intends to award up to 10 HBCU Bridge Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.
- Students may select from two study tracks: Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters, or Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters.
- Students will be awarded full tuition scholarships for a maximum of six courses, enrolling in up to two per quarter.
- Students may take either undergraduate or graduate courses in the following divisions and schools: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Divinity, Public Policy, Social Service Administration, Law, and Booth School of Business.
- Students may not enroll in courses through the Pritzker School of Medicine.
- Students who successfully complete the HBCU Scholarship Program will receive a University of Chicago transcript. Why are we offering this scholarship?
- The goal is to provide exemplary HBCU alumni with an opportunity to explore new fields of study or delve deeper into academic areas of interest. The scholarships will provide substantive academic experience towards eventual applications to graduate or professional schools.
- By inviting these exemplary HBCU alumni to engage in courses on our campus, we aim to support the University of Chicago’s mission to foster a culture of diversity and innovation.
- Introduced in Autumn 2015, seven inaugural HBCU Bridge scholars are currently studying Business, Law, Human Rights, Public Policy, Psychology and Gender Studies. What are the scholarship qualifications?
- Applicants must have a BA or BS degree at time of matriculation.
- Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered. What are the academic requirements while in the program?
- Applicants must complete at least one course per quarter at the “B” grade level or above to remain in the program.
- Applicants experiencing extenuating circumstances and requiring a Leave of Absence for one quarter or more must continue to work closely with the Program Director and the Dean of Students if they wish to continue in the program.