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Scholarship Name:

University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through the University of Chicago to incoming University of Chicago students.

Award Amount:

Full-tuition/fees/books/stipend/travel expenses

Number of Scholarships:

Twenty-five (25) awards (approx.)

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Significant work experience (typically 3-5 years or more) required; 2) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 3) Transcript(s) required; 4) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted; 5) Scholarship awarded as follows: The scholarship covers tuition and expenses and provides a monthly living stipend, funding for books and course materials, and opportunities to experience unique out-of-the-classroom programming. Any travel costs for these experiences will also be fully covered.


o Obama Foundation Scholars earn a Master of Arts in International Development and Policy (MA-IDP) at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

o Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for international students.





Illinois IL, Nationwide (US), International

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be an incoming graduate student

Category (Select all that apply):

Employment, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, School/College

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

University of Connecticut
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Telephone: (773) 702-8401

Deadline:  TBD (Update Pending) (Early November/Early January)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).