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Published on May 24th, 2018 | by editor


CME Group Star Partnership Mayoral Award

On Friday, April 27, 2018, for the second year in a row, the CME Group has announced the 2018 CME Group Star Partnership Mayoral Award recipients. This $5,000 scholarship was awarded to twenty-five graduating Chicago Star Scholars planning to major in the areas of business, computer science or economics. This year, eleven of the twenty-five awardees are Wright College students.  This is another great accomplishment for our students and the college.

About the CME Group Star Partnership Mayoral Award

CME Group established the CME Group Star Partnership Mayoral Award in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Chicago and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). The Award was created to provide financial assistance to high-achieving Chicago Public School (CPS) graduates who earn an Associate Degree at City Colleges as part of the Chicago Star Scholarship Program.

This scholarship opportunity is available to Chicago Star Scholar graduates who are continuing their studies at a Chicago Star Partnership college or university to earn a 4-year degree in math, computer science, finance or Economics. CME Group will provide a $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for two years) to 25 students annually. A select number of scholars will also be chosen to receive a summer internship at CME Group clearing firms.

CME Group, through its CME Group Center for Innovation, is proud to sponsor such innovative programming for talented CPS graduates. The program is testament to the strength of our city’s public schools and helps invest in the vitality of our future business community.

Longstanding Partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Chicago in Support of Public Education

CME Group first partnered with the Office of the Mayor of Chicago in 1986 to create its annual CME Group Mayoral Award for Student Achievement. This program was created in partnership with both the Mayor’s office and the Chicago Board of Education to honor high-achieving Chicago Public School (CPS) graduates. Since its inception, CME Group has awarded more than $2 million to thousands of high-achieving CPS students to help them achieve their academic goals. Building on the success of this program, CME Group has evolved partnership to establish the CME Group Star Partnership Mayor Program, providing financial assistance to CPS graduates further along in their educational journey.



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