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Top ten reasons to give to Odyssey

No. 10

Your contribution helps secure Homer’s entire gift to make Odyssey Scholarships permanent.

No. 9

Odyssey has surpassed its first benchmark, but there is still much to do: the next phase requires additional gifts of approximately $15 million to give the Odyssey endowments a value of $150 million in 2023.

No. 8

You or a group of friends can name a College scholarship with a gift of $100,000, payable over five years.

No. 7

Your contribution keeps Chicago competitive with other schools that have reduced loan obligations.

No. 6

Odyssey Scholarships help the College recruit top students who might otherwise never apply.

No. 5

Making a Chicago education available to students of any socioeconomic status reaffirms the democratic principle that tomorrow’s leaders can come from all segments of society.

No. 4

Rigorous inquiry demands immersion; reducing debt allows students to take full advantage of a Chicago education.

No. 3

The widest range of voices and experiences invigorates Chicago’s intellectual community.

No. 2

Reducing debt frees students to choose majors and career paths that are true to their passions.

No. 1

With your gift, you give a new generation of scholars the transformative power of a Chicago education, regardless of their economic circumstances.

Challenge Progress

The Odyssey Scholarship Challenge has raised over $55 million to date.
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Ethnicity and Race

The Class of 2015 Odyssey Scholars are a diverse group.
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Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2014
New York Times, December 4, 2013
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2013