Office of Special Programs-College Prep

The Office of Special Programs - College Prep (OSP-CP) is one of three college readiness programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago that works with area high-school students.

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In 1968, Larry Hawkins founded the OSP-CP to provide support for the academic success of urban high-school students in the academic middle, underserved, and under-resourced populations, including first-generation college students. 

OSP-CP activities, including tutoring, academic advising, and workshops, are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students. These activities are reinforced through college and career exploration within our programming.

Student Audience

Career Conference

All Chicagoland high-school students are welcome to attend The Kovler Foundation Larry Hawkins 2020 Career Conference for High School Students in July 2020. Attendees will hear from professionals in more than a dozen fields and receive advice they can use as they explore potential career paths.