College Scholarships

League of Legends

Robert Morris Offering Scholarships For Elite Video Gamers

Robert Morris University (RMU) announced this week its plans to offer athletic scholarships to qualifying League of Legends players as part of its first eSports team.


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City To Train School Counselors On College Benefits For Undocumented Immigrants

The city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.


Chicago Public Schools student-athletes practice at a South Side park during the ongoing teachers' strike. An Illinois High School Association ruling bars CPS sports teams from playing games during the strike, but allows practices. (Credit: CBS)

Extended Strike Could Put Some Student-Athletes’ College Dreams At Risk

While the city’s teachers’ strike continues, the 11,000 student-athletes attending Chicago Public Schools can’t play, after the Illinois High School Association denied the district’s request for a waiver to allow for games and practices during the walkout.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers OK Private School Fund For Illegal Immigrants

The children of immigrants, both legal and illegal, would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs under legislation approved Monday.


Mike Davis

Ralph Nader Calls For End Of Athletic Scholarships

Would eliminating college athletic scholarships be a good thing? Consumer advocate Ralph Nader would like to see this move made.

Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to “de-professionalize” college athletes.


Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Sunday Deadline For MAP Grant Applications

Students seeking state aid to pay for college next year have until Sunday night to apply for a MAP grant, Illinois’ largest need-based college scholarship program.