Planning on attending a city college in Chicago, and going on from there to a career in criminal justice? One opportunity you will definitely not want to miss out on is the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy Scholarship. This 2 year scholarship is offered to cadets in the academy’s four year program (two years in high school, two in college). To be eligible, you must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent during the 2 year high school component of the program and have a 90% attendance rate. You must also be in good legal standing with no driving revocations or suspensions, and undergo a drug screening.
What is most exciting about this scholarship is that it is guaranteed. If you meet the requirements, you will get a scholarship at one of the city college in Chicago. The application process technically begins when you enroll in the training program as a high school student, so look into this opportunity going into your junior year. The award amount may vary depending on where you go to finish up the program in college. There is no deadline for this scholarship per se; it is contingent upon your successful completion of the high school component. From there, you can go on to finish up in college with financial assistance on your side.