RISE CSU

What is a Rise Scholar and how do I join?

All full-time freshmen students who successfully complete Rise Academy are designated as Rise Scholars, and receive a full tuition and fees scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. It is simple to become a Rise Scholar. First, apply for undergraduate admissions for fall 2020. Second, once you are admitted to the university, register for Rise Academy. For any questions on getting started, contact our Admissions Office at 773-995-2513 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rise Scholar Benefits

Scholarship: Rise Scholars receive a full-tuition and fee scholarship after accounting for grants and scholarships for the academic year 2020-21 starting in the fall. Textbooks and the campus health care plan are included.

Personal laptop: Chicago State will provide each student with a personal laptop to use during their undergraduate years. Internet access is also covered.

College community: Spend time getting to know your college classmates, your professors, and advisors and other people on campus who can help support your college journey. We are excited to get to know you and welcome you into your Chicago State University family!

Advising and workshops: Rise Scholars will stay on track with ongoing individual advising appointments and academic skills and career workshops through each semester. No Rise Scholar is alone: your advisor is there for all of your challenges and concerns.

More information: https://www.csu.edu/risescholars/

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