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No. Scholars will receive a certificate from the Obama Foundation and the degree they are eligible to receive from the University of Chicago based on their coursework in their respective schools.
No. The UChicago Obama Scholars Program is a non-partisan, non-political program that is not affiliated with any political party or entity. We are looking for Scholars who will bring a diverse set of perspectives to the program.
No. Applicants who are running campaigns for public office during the program term do not meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the program, due to the Obama Foundation’s status as a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States.
Booth Full-Time, Evening, and Weekend MBA students who have completed between 10 and 16 classes by the end of Summer Quarter 2022 and will graduate sometime in 2023 are eligible. Students who are graduating in 2023 but have taken more than 16 classes should notify Booth’s Rustandy Center of Social Sector Innovation before applying (email@example.com).
As the University of Chicago will conduct most Scholars programming in-person, part-time student participants must be able to participate during in-person programming in Chicago through the end of Spring 2023, mainly in the evenings and some during the day.
Harris Evening Master’s Program (EMP) students who are scheduled to graduate by Summer 2023 are eligible. As the University of Chicago will conduct most Scholars programming in-person, part-time student participants must be able to participate during in-person programming in Chicago through the end of Spring 2023, mainly in the evening and some during the day.
All students from the Crown Family School – full-time and part-time – who are entering the final year of their master’s program are eligible to apply.
No. Scholars must commit to participating in the full program for the entire academic year.
No. There is no additional cost for eligible University of Chicago students to apply nor to participate in this program.
Each participating Scholar will receive $10,000 of financial support in the form of a stipend to defray tuition costs and living expenses in their final year.