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Become a 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.

2017 Application Calendar

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

2017 Application Calendar Details

  • January: Applications are available
  • February: Applications are due at the end of February
  • March: Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee
  • April: Student and parent interviews will be held with qualifying candidates
  • May: Scholar selection will be announced
  • July: Five-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 $48,600 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 five-week Freshman Summer Program starting in July
  • Be able to participate fully in HighSight's activities which include Academic Study 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 by Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Apply

Applications will be available for the class of 2022 in January 2018.  Please check back then.