The GovState Promise Scholarship, DDP Honors Scholarship, and DDP Chicago STAR Scholars Scholarship are all competitive and awarded annually based on transfer term. Students currently enrolled in the Dual Degree Program at one of our 17 community college partners are encouraged to apply for all DDP scholarships they are eligible for. Students must apply for a DDP scholarship during their final, graduating term of their associate's degree (term prior to anticipated transfer.) The DDP scholarships are renewable for up to two years (four semesters, excluding summers.) See the DDP Scholarship Application for full eligibility criteria, application procedures, and recipient responsibilities.
Only one DDP Scholarship Application and two DDP Scholarship Recommendation Forms are required for each applicant, even if applying for multiple awards.
Based on intended transfer to GovState:
- Spring 2024 - October 5, 2023
- Fall 2024 - February 22, 2024
- Spring 2025 - October 3, 2024
- Fall 2025 - February 20, 2025
Illinois Dreamers and eligible undocumented students are encouraged to apply for
the Promise, Honors and/or Chicago STAR Scholars Scholarships. Dreamers
and undocumented applicants are NOT advised to complete the FAFSA. An
Illinois Residency Affidavit will be required in place of the FAFSA if
awarded the DDP Honors or DDP Chicago STAR Scholars; in addition to the Illinois Residency Affidavit, GovState Promise recipients are also required to complete the ISAC Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.
Questions? Contact DDP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 534-4494.
DDP Promise Scholarship
The DDP Promise is a competitive scholarship created to assist economically disadvantaged students to complete a bachelor's degree at GovState. The application is open to active participants in the Dual Degree Program who are eligible for and receive the Federal Pell Grant and have a 2.75 or above GPA. Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to 15 credit hours that are not otherwise covered by the student's non-refundable aid. The DDP Promise Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four semesters (excluding summers).
DDP Honors Scholarship
The DDP Honors Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship. The application is open to active participants in the Dual
Degree Program who are also active members of their community college Honors Program or chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and have a 3.5 or above GPA. Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to 15 credit hours that are not otherwise covered by the student's non-refundable aid. The DDP Honors Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four semesters (excluding summers).
DDP Chicago Star Scholars Scholarship
The DDP Chicago STAR Scholars Scholarship
is a competitive, merit-based scholarship. The application is open to active participants of the Dual Degree Program who are also enrolled in the Chicago STAR Scholars Program at the City Colleges of Chicago. Applicants must
have a 3.5 or above GPA and be active members of the City Colleges of Chicago Honors Program or Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The DDP Chicago STAR Scholar Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of two years (four semesters, excluding summers). The award offers two options based on eligibility:
- $500 MyONE Card Stipend (application open to both Fall and Spring transfer cohorts)
- Academic Year contract in Prairie Place Residence Hall, value of Semi-Suite (Fall transfer cohorts only)
- NOTE: The recipient of the Residence Hall contract must be eligible to live in Prairie Place and must submit a housing application by the required deadline. All residents of Prairie Place must be GovState students. Visit the University Housing website for more information.
*DDP Students are encouraged to see their designated DDP Transfer Specialist for more details and for helpful feedback while completing one's application materials!
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