Twin Alumni Achieve MBAs and Thank OSP for their Positive Impact
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep has incredible alumni who have achieved undergraduate degrees and beyond. Twins Renard and Ronald Talley are two of these exemplary individuals who joined the Office of Special Programs family in the Spring of 2010.
Summer Internships with the Center for Data and Applied Computing
Over the summer, we had students from the OSP who participated in amazing research-internship opportunities. Christine Jacinto is one of our bright scholars that interned at the Center for Data and Applied Computing (CDAC), where she experienced machine learning and ethics first-hand.
Office of Special Programs Increases Student Confidence Through STEM Internships
Julio Ramirez reflects on the growth he’s experienced with help from the Office of Special Programs and how it has turned him into a more confident and prepared student.
The Office of Special Programs Helps Students Access UChicago Internships Within the Computer Science Department
The Office of Special Programs helps students like Ryan Wong access unique learning experiences and expand their academic perspectives.
The Office of Special Programs: It's a Family Affair!
The Office of Special Programs goes beyond just teaching high-school-level skills! Marguerite Faulkner shares why she believes her grandchild will continue to succeed with help from the Office of Special Programs.
2 sets of twin black girls are CPS valedictorians this year — a ‘powerful example’
Naomi and Nannette Beckley, twin valedictorians from the South Side's Gwendolyn Books College Prep and participants in the Office of Civic Engagement's high school preparation programs, are headed to Yale and Princeton on full scholarships from the Gates Foundation in the fall.
Twins Bound for Ivy League after UChicago College Readiness Programs
South Side Twins Naomi and Nannette Beckley are bound for Ivy League schools after participating, respectively, in the Collegiate Scholars Program and Office of Special Programs-College Prep, UChicago college readiness and access programs.
Remembering Tashonda Sanders
Shavon Edmond remembers his peer Tashonda as “an uplifting spirit" and "the glue to many friendships.” Mekhia Harris said Tashonda was “a problem solver” who “never liked to see someone angry.”
Celebrating 50 Years of College Access
This week, UChicago celebrated 50 years of groundbreaking programs led by the Office of Civic Engagement to help low-income, high-potential Chicago high school students gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college.
Chicago High Schoolers Make the Most of Summer at UChicago
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) and Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) are two college readiness programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago., both of which have supported Chicago-area high schoolers this summer as they continue to prepare for college and all that comes with it.
UChicago Upward Bound Receives $2.5 Million Grant
A new $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow UChicago to continue the Upward Bound Program through the Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) for five more years.
When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will
The New York Times reports on colleges and universities that offer grant funding to defray the costs of taking an unpaid summer internship. Odyssey Scholar Shira Eisenberg '20 was interviewed about her experience in the Metcalf Internship Program at the University of Chicago.