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Trustees Merit Scholarship Program

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Academically accomplished students are invited to apply for a 2021 Trustees Merit Scholarship at Chicago City Day School! Students new to City Day who will enter grades 3 through 7 next fall are eligible to apply.

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. 

To register for the exam, please fill out and submit the registration form.

  • Our Trustees Merit Scholarship exam will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.
  • 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

Exam Registration