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The Chicago Engineers' Foundation encourages Chicago students to pursue careers in engineering by recognizing their talents and providing them with financial awards for their engineering studies.

The Foundation provides incentive awards to graduating high school seniors who live or go to school in the city of Chicago, and are accepted to accredited college or university engineering programs. For those award winners who maintain satisfactory grade point averages, and complete annual applications, CEF continues to make awards throughout their college careers. The awards increase with each year that a student qualifies and participates in the program.

  • Graduating High School/Freshman Award Amount - $1,000
  • Rising College Sophomore Award Amount - $1,200
  • Rising College Junior Award Amount - $1,400
  • Rising College Senior Award Amount - $1,400

In addition to awards, the Chicago Engineers' Foundation encourages the award winners to form a professional network among themselves that they can call on as they progress in their engineering studies.

To be eligible for a CEF award, you must be a graduating high school senior living or going to school in the city of Chicago.  In addition, you must be planning to study engineering in college and have received acceptance from an accredited undergraduate engineering program. Further, you must meet the academic criteria outlined in the scholarship application.

The Next Incentive Award Application Opens on January 1, 2018