In support of the organization’s mission, PICU will grant a minimum of two scholarships per term - one $1000 and one $500 award - to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions.


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.

Entry Requirements

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.

The submission DEADLINE for the Spring Semester/Winter Quarter 2015 term is December 5, 2014.
The submission DEADLINE for the Fall Semester/Quarter 2015 is June 5, 2015.

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

Adrian Nelson - PICU Scholarship Chair
Shimer College 
3424 S State St. 
Chicago, IL 60616

Upcoming Fairs
No current nor upcoming fairs to list