Annual Appeal

OSP-CP Annual Appeal

OSP alumni, parents, and program supporters, it is one thing to set a goal in dollars.  It is another thing altogether to set your goal in number of students educated. At the University of Chicago Office of Special Programs – College Prep, the goal is to prepare youth to complete college; low income, first generation and students at risk of academic failure. By supporting the 2011 Annual Appeal with whatever amount you can afford, you will help us reach this truly important, truly meaningful goal.

Our Appeal

Think of it.  What if we could help more students access and complete higher education?  Wouldn't that be amazing?  Wouldn't that be something you would want to be a part of?  Together we can do this.  All of us!  The Office of Special Programs-College Prep and supporters like you.

The Goal: Provide scholarship support for each graduating senior

Lack of financial aid is the leading cause of minority students not attending or dropping out of college each year.

A report authored by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance titled "The Rising Price of Inequality," details how students from low and middle income families have a difficult time going to, and succeeding at, four-year colleges and universities due to a lack of grant aid. The report found that as the price of college has risen, the number of low and middle income students attending college has fallen.  The financial aid needs of low income, first-generation, Upward Bound students continue to grow.

You can help provide scholarship support to these high-need students by generously supporting the Office of Special Programs-College Prep Scholarship Fund today.  Your donation will fund the:

Larry Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

Office of Special Programs Upward Bound Scholars

You are the key to making this a reality.

Every scholarship we give will be treasured.  Every dollar you give will help!

Please support our Annual Appeal with a donation of any amount you feel you can afford.  Let's see how many scholarships we can provide!

Thank you for your consideration.  The Office of Special Programs-College Prep couldn't do what they do without the generosity of donors and volunteers like you.


Mail your donations to:

The Office of Special Programs-College Prep
Attention: Annual Appeal
950 E. 61st Street
Suite 053
Chicago, IL 60637