Scholarships

Transfer

Scholarships

In support of the organization’s mission, PICU will grant a minimum of seven scholarships each year to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions. Applicants will be considered for one of three $1,000 scholarships, or one of four $500 scholarships.

We want to help you achieve your transfer goals!

$1,000

Awarded each year to our top 3 applicants!

$500

Awarded each year to 4 exceptional applicants!

You could be 

one of the

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Previous Applicants
1
Previous Winners
$ 1
Awarded Annually
2021 PICU
Transfer Scholarship

Click on the categories to the right to learn more about eligibility and entry requirements. Email PICU Scholarship Chair, Dorene Washington, with any questions.

All candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an Illinois community college seeking to earn their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at a community college.
  • Submit an application for admission to one of the PICU member colleges or universities listed.
  • Have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or greater.

The following data are required from each candidate:

  • A completed application form with signed Scholarship Agreement and Information Release.
  • A personal statement of 500 – 700 words telling the committee about your background, your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals.
  • An official community college transcript.*

*Official means directly from the community college either by mail or electronic delivery service; no scans, faxes or photocopies will be accepted.

All entry requirements should be submitted together in one package to: 

Dorene Washington – PICU Scholarship Chair

dwashington@colum.edu

Columbia College Chicago

600 s Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

Applications and required materials must be received by June 1st to qualify.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Past Scholarship Opportunities from PICU

2020 PICU
MacMurray Transfer Scholarship

This year, in recognition of the unfortunate closure of MacMurray College, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to two students that can no longer attend MacMurray College and will be transferring to another PICU member institution.

All candidates must:

  • Have been enrolled at MacMurray College at the time of the school’s closure.
  • Submit an application for admission to one of the PICU member colleges or universities listed.

The following data are required from each candidate:

  • A completed application form with signed Scholarship Agreement and Information Release.
  • A personal statement of 200 words or less telling the committee about your future career goals and how this scholarship will help you to achieve them.

ALL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER IN ONE PACKAGE TO:

Dorene Washington – PICU Scholarship Chair

dwashington@colum.edu

Columbia College Chicago

600 s Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

  • Applicants must submit by June 15th.
  • Recipients will be notified by July 1st.
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