2020 Applications


  • Open to any graduating high school senior currently living OR going to high school within the boundaries of the city of Chicago.
  • An applicant must show proof of acceptance to a university with a 4-year accredited engineering program, and be starting as a Freshman Engineering major in Fall 2020.
  • Each applicant should meet the academic criteria outlined in the online application.

Key Dates:

  • Application Opens:  January 1, 2020
  • Application Due Date:  May 1, 2020 (9:00pm CST)
  • Award Recipient Notification:  June 2020

Additional Information: 

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

The 2020 Application Cycle Is Open.