Political Science Student Meets with Mayor and UIC Chancellor to Announce Transfer Program

Jauwan Hall, a senior political science student and UIC student trustee, joined Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chancellor Michael Amiridis at a news conference on Tuesday announcing a new scholarship program for scholastically successful students transferring from the City Colleges of Chicago to UIC.

[From the UIC News Center]:

"The program will benefit Chicago Star scholars, a new City Colleges scholarship beginning this year that provides free tuition, fees and books to qualified Chicago Public School graduates.

"The first Star Scholars are expected to graduate from City Colleges in 2017. After that, Star Scholar students who transfer from City Colleges to UIC with an associate degree and 3.0 GPA will be eligible for the UIC Star Scholar Award, $5,000 over two years. UIC will offer the scholarship to at least 250 students each year.

"Jauwan Hall, a senior in political science and UIC student representative to the U of I Board of Trustees, is a transfer student from one of the City Colleges, Kennedy-King.

"'I am living proof of what can happen when you create avenues of accessibility for students and provide them with proper support services,' said Hall, an Honors College student.

"In addition to the new scholarship program, UIC and City Colleges will intensify efforts to identify the best pathways for four-year degree completion. UIC agreed to increase its support for City Colleges transfer students, including a City Colleges transfer counselor and access to campus resources for City Colleges students."