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Trustees Merit Scholarship Program

Join a community of excellence

Academically accomplished students are invited to apply for a 2022 Trustees Merit Scholarship at Chicago City Day School! The program provides partial and full scholarships, based on need, to qualified students who will enter grades 3 through 7 next fall.

The Trustees Merit Scholarship Program at Chicago City Day School provides need-based financial awards to outstanding students who want to be part of our learning community. City Day launched the program in 2020.

The application process includes a scholarship exam and a family interview with School leaders. Students who will enter grades 3 through 7 next school year are eligible to apply. We ask all interested families to submit a formal Chicago City Day School enrollment application before taking the scholarship exam. (We will waive the application fee for scholarship registrants.) 

The Trustees Merit Scholarship qualifying exam will be administered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Chicago City Day School. Registration is required; fill out and submit the form on this page.

  • Our Trustees Merit Scholarship exam will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.
  • Scholarship awards will be based on need. Individual awards will range from $500 to full tuition.
  • Scholarships are good for the student's entire tenure at City Day, as long as the student maintains academic standing. 
  • In addition to the exam, scholarship applicants will be asked to provide previous academic records and meet with City Day leaders for an interview.
  • To take the exam, students must submit a formal application to Chicago City Day School. Our online application can be accessed here

A Family's Story

City Day parent Mario Ramos talks about his decision to apply for a Trustees Merit Scholarship and how that has affected his family. 

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