Rebeca Carrillo

More Than Financial Aid

By providing access to a need-blind, loan-free education at one of the world’s top universities, Odyssey impacts and broadens our heroes’ horizons. The scholarship funds support the full spectrum of the college experience, including study abroad, and benefit recipients by preparing them for careers that make a difference, through mentoring and summer internships.

Odyssey transforms lives and opens doors.

A Personal Cause for the Dean

As the first of my family to attend college, I faced some of the challenges that first-generation students encounter. It is far more complicated today. Odyssey tackles the complex social and economic obstacles to achievement through a coordinated system of support, integrating college readiness, admissions, financial aid, and career development initiatives.

— Dean Boyer AM’69, PhD’75, Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History and Dean of the College

True to Its Mission

From its beginning, the University of Chicago has been committed to providing opportunities and working toward a just society. The Odyssey scholarship program builds on that commitment, positively impacting students today and in the future. Benefits of scholarships include:

Comprehensive Financial Aid

  • Among few US colleges that are need blind and also meet full need
  • Additional financial support for students studying abroad
  • Simplified financial support, including streamlined aid applications and no College application fees

Meaningful Career Development

  • Paid, substantive internships and research opportunities available exclusively to UChicago students each year
  • Networking opportunities with potential employers, global career treks, and industry-specific preprofessional programming
  • Mentorship from peers and professionals to build confidence and connections