The Guadalupe A. Reyes Fiesta del Sol Scholarship Program has celebrated nearly 20 years of awarding scholarships to students
from the Southwest side of the city and beyond to engage in several career choices including. Due to Guadalupe A. Reyes’ dedication and commitment to people in need, the scholarship program has been renamed in her honor, its been said that the future is female scholarship for many more to come. The scholarship program offers an opportunity for students to get $1,500 for their college expenses.
Additionally the Scholarship Program strives to give students an opportunity to exercise leadership skills, learn how to build relationship and engage in teamwork. Fiesta del Sol has given over $700,000 in scholarships to 450 students.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Scholarships are NOT guaranteed, they are a gift. Students/families must have a financial plan to pay for college. Chicago Public Schools encourages all academically eligible students to apply for strategic scholarships that are offered through our Academic Works tool to help with college costs. Scholarship applications will require closer review for actual eligibility; thoroughly review/read scholarship criteria for best contact, content and instructions on applying. Additionally, please note the following:
- MOST of the opportunities are for high school senior students (most urgent student group).
- Some of the opportunities are seeking specific applicants related to the following categories: gender, race/ethnicity, financial need and academic merit.
- CPS strategic scholarships are offered by an organization, company, institution, foundation, individual or family that specifically targets and awards CPS high school, Chicago, or Illinois students