College & Scholarship Resources

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Cobell- The Road to College Readiness workshop 2-1-18Cobell Event Flyer 2018

Join us for an evening of learning, food and refreshments. In partnership with American Indian Association of Illinois and American Indian Health Service of Chicago, we are hosting this question and answer session with a representative from the Cobell Scholarship for Native American students. This presentation is geared toward any perspective higher education student, whether you will be attending a Community College or are an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Vocational student.

In addition to learning about the Cobell scholarship, you will hear from guest speakers:

Dr. Dorene Wiese, President, American Indian Association of Illinois
Ellen Williams, Community Health Outreach Worker, American Indian Health Service of Chicago

Lastly, you will have the opportunity to participate in a breakout session to meet local college and university representatives from schools such as DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago and other local institutions.

Please contact, American Indian Health Service of Chicago at 773-883-9100 and reserve your spot with their Youth Project Coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you there!

*we will be on the 3rd floor in Room 335


Determining the most cost-effective, tax-efficient way to fund a college education is not always easy. Many parents would prefer not to think about it at all – hoping that things will somehow work out. Due to the “cross-your-fingers” approach, many families face limited choices for college. In order for families to best prepare for this future event, it is important to understand college pricing, the admissions process, financial-aid and how to best navigate the entire complex college-funding system.

The Heartland Institute of Financial Education’s College Planning Program (HIFE CPP) employs a variety of strategies to help position families and students to receive optimal placement and funding. Learn more about this national non-profit organization hereContact local Certified College Consultant, Chantay Moore at or 773-968-0197 to learn about local (Chicagoland) college planning workshops or webinars. 


We’d like to share this valuable resource received from one of our CAIEC council members, a guide that includes basic college information on 50 colleges and universities compiled by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, download here


Check out this website to use as a resource on HOW to write effective scholarship essays.


Scholarship Listing

This list has been created as a courtesy to our peer organizations and students. It is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities available. Please contact each of the following organizations directly with any questions or concerns.

Native Organization Sponsored

Catching the Dream: – we recommend you start here. Dr. Dean Chavers specializes in working with Native American students and he and his organization offers support finding scholarships, perfecting your scholarship essay and lastly providing funding to cover any unfunded gaps to students. You can email him directly at to get the process started

Cobell Scholarship:

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships (AIGCS):

Scholarship resources provided by AIGCS:

American Indian Library Association Graduate Scholarship:

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES):

American Indian College Fund:

U.S. Bureau of Indian Education:

American Indian Services:

Local Scholarship Opportunities to CPS Students and Chicagoland Residents (including non-Native students)

Chicago Public Schools Scholarship Resources:

City Colleges of Chicago- open to CPS graduates from 2016 and beyond:

Scholarship Search Engines OR Non-Native Organization Sponsored

College Greenlight:


Sallie Mae:

Big Future College Board:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:

Student Debt Relief: