Act Six Chicago Pursue Scholars Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

November 05

Awarded By

Act Six Chicago

Award Amount

The scholarship covers full tuition and full financial need for all recipients. Scholarships are worth approximately $120,000 to $155,000 over four years.


Approximately seven awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Act Six scholars must be: passionate about learning; eager to foster intercultural relationships; willing to step out of their comfort zones; committed to serving those around them; ready to make a difference on campus and at home. The selection process also places high value on applicants': teamwork; critical thinking; communication skills; and academic potential. While ethnicity and family income are considered as factors in selecting an intentionally diverse group of scholars, there are no income restrictions, and students from all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. After an initial screening of written application materials, top applicants are notified by email on Dec. 1 and invited to participate as candidates in Phase II. In Phase II, candidates participate in a local half-day interactive event on Dec. 8 where they demonstrate their academic and leadership potential while working together to address a complex community issue. A local community committee considers candidates' performance on both the written and interactive components to name between 15 and 20 semifinalists. Decisions are emailed in mid January. In Phase III, semifinalists travel to Taylor University for a two-day event between Jan. 25 and Feb. 14. Taylor selects finalists and mails decision letters on Feb. 20. Finalists are given a week to decide and commit to the Act Six program, agreeing to attend the college for which they were selected and to participate fully in the six-month training program. Additional details on the training program are available on the Act Six Chicago website.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Act Six Chicago website. As part of the online application process, each student must submit the following materials: four personal essays of 500 words or les ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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