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 experiences.
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’
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on Naomi and Nannette Beckley, twin valedictorians from the South Side's Gwendolyn Books College Prep. They are headed to Yale and Princeton on a full scholarship from the Gates Foundation in the fall. Both young women took part in the Office of Civic Engagement's high school preparation programs -- Naomi in the Collegiate Scholars Program, and Nannette in the Office of Special Program-College Prep's STEM initiative.
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
“She was such an uplifting spirit and she was the glue to many friendships.” Shavon Edmond, Upward Bound Student
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, ...
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 Chicag...
UChicago Upward Bound Receives $2.5 Million Grant
Five-Year Department of Education Grant Supports Underserved Students The University of Chicago’s Upward Bound Program was launched by the Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) in 1968 t...
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...
Student Civic Engagement Pathfinder Provides One Stop for Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
During her first quarter as a first year on the University of Chicago campus, Erica Maricich, AB’16, noticed a flyer in Stuart Hall advertising work-study jobs with the Neighborhood Schools Program...