Uchicago Odyssey Scholars

Odyssey is UChicago’s comprehensive model for dismantling obstacles to education and careers for talented, hardworking students with financial need. With a five-year, $100 million plan, we will enhance access to education and close the gap between merit and achievement.

Odyssey Holistic Support

College Prep That Propels

  • Faculty-led courses
  • Streamlined aid applications
  • Admissions workshops in low-income neighborhoods

Comprehensive Financial Aid

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

Career Development with Impact

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

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Odyssey a National Model for Achievement

Odyssey is UChicago’s distinct model for tackling economic obstacles for hard-working students of intellectual promise. Empowered by Odyssey’s coordinated system of support and the College’s rigorous liberal arts education, alumni graduate as self-confident decision makers who advance society.

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Our Students Thrive

Chicago Public Schools students prepare for success at selective universities.

Students pursue majors and activities that align with their passions.

College interns develop confidence, competence, and connections.

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