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Become a HighSight Scholar

HighSight awards partial, four-year scholarships for eighth-graders to attend private high schools in Chicago. HighSight also provides academic and social support to prepare its students to enroll in the best college possible.

Application Calendar

To become a HighSight scholar, you must complete the application process. The application process begins in December and concludes in May.

Application Calendar Details

  • December: Private high school entrance exam
  • February: HighSight applications are available
  • March: Applications are due 
  • April: Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee
  • May: Student and parent interviews will be held with qualifying candidates
  • June: Scholar selection will be announced
  • July: Four-week mandatory summer program is held

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a HighSight Scholarship you must meet specific requirements, as follows:

Eligibility Requirements Details

  • Currently be in the 8th grade and live in Chicago
  • Live in a household that exhibits financial need - income under $50,000 for a family of four
  • Take the entrance exam and be accepted to the private high school of your choice
  • Apply for financial aid from the private high school once accepted
  • Be able to attend HighSight's four-week Freshman Summer Program starting in July
  • Be able to participate fully in HighSight's activities which include Academic Study/Tutoring Sessions Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings during the school year
  • Be able to participate in all of HighSight's summer programs throughout your high school career and be willing to enroll in the best college possible
  • Submit a scholarship application and supporting information

How to Apply

The scholarship application deadline has closed for the 2019-20 school year.

Applications will be available in February 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.  Please check back then.