What is a CPS "strategic" scholarship?
A CPS Strategic Scholarship is a scholarship that is offered by an organization, company, institution, foundation, individual or family that specifically targets and awards Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students. There are millions of scholarships that students can apply for; however, it is the goal of the Office of Pathways to College and Career to identify scholarship opportunities that specifically target CPS students as recipients.
Why is it important for CPS students to apply for these "strategic" scholarships?
Because the preferred applicants are, in part or as a whole, CPS students!