Uchicago Odyssey Scholars

UChicago’s Epic Financial Aid Program

As part of the University’s comprehensive approach to educational access, the Odyssey Scholarship Program provides a path to a need-blind, loan-free education for talented students who otherwise would not be able to afford one of the world’s top universities.

In return, Odyssey Scholars help increase the range of perspectives in the UChicago community. Conversations about the world’s most pressing problems – from cancer to criminal justice reform to climate change – are deeper and more productive when they include students who reflect a broad spectrum of human experience.

Support For The Full College Experience

Comprehensive Financial Aid

  • Meeting full demonstrated need
  • Loan-free aid
  • Funding for study abroad

Meaningful Career Development

  • Guaranteed paid internships
  • Global career treks
  • Mentorship from peers and professionals

See How Students Benefit from Your Gift  

Every Dollar Helps

Small gifts to Odyssey can add up to provide Odyssey Scholars with everything from health insurance to Herodotus.

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Ticket to a student event on campus

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A cap and gown to wear with pride at convocation

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Transportation from home to campus

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Lab supplies for one quarter

See the Impact of Your Gift  

Our Students Thrive

Odyssey Scholars employ all their skills to achieve their goals.


Meet Our Heroes  

Related Resources

The Campaign

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The College

Find out more about the College’s distinct education and resources for students.

The College
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College Admissions

Get information on how to apply to the College and for financial aid.

Financial Aid

Community Engagement

Learn about the Collegiate Scholars Program and other initiatives that prepare talented Chicago Public Schools students for top colleges.

Collegiate Scholars Program
Education Initiatives