2019 Applications

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Open to any graduating high school senior living or going to high school in the city of Chicago.
  • An applicant must show proof of acceptance to a 4-year accredited engineering school.
  • Each applicant should meet the academic criteria outlined in the online application.

Key Dates:

  • Application Opens:  January 1, 2019
  • Application Due Date:  April 24, 2019 (9:00pm CST)
  • Award Recipient Notification:  June 2019


  • All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online via the CEF Incentive Award online portal.
  • Applications that do not meet the above Applicant Eligibility cannot be considered.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

The next application cycle opens January 1, 2019.