The Elmhurst Promise

At Elmhurst University, we are dedicated to ensuring that higher education remains within reach for all aspiring students.

Our commitment to affordability shapes our every decision as we strive to make college not just a dream, but a reality for those interested in Elmhurst. We understand the financial challenges that students and their families face, and it is our privilege to create pathways that lead to success without the burden of overwhelming debt. Join us at Elmhurst University, where affordability and educational excellence go hand in hand.


The Chicago Promise

The scholarship will cover 50% of tuition costs for up to four years of undergraduate study at Elmhurst University. Scholarship recipients will also have access to academic and career support services, including tutoring, mentorship and internship opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have graduated from a Chicago Public School and must meet the academic requirements for admission to Elmhurst University. They must also demonstrate financial need and a commitment to serving their community through volunteering or other activities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be Pell eligible
  • Must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.75
  • Must have test scores of 19 (ACT) or 980 (SAT) or provide a college-level essay on a given topic

Application Process

There is no additional action required by the student to apply for this scholarship. Start your application to Elmhurst University now by clicking the button below.


Contact the Office of Admission for more details at or (630) 617-3400.

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