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Latin American Phoenix Scholars

The College is excited to launch the inaugural Latin American Phoenix Scholars program at the University of Chicago for the summer of 2020. The Latin American Phoenix Scholars program brings together top students studying across Latin America. This opportunity will give students an early taste of an exceptional college experience in a cohort-based model.

Selected students are invited to participate in a UChicago Summer Session Immersion or Pathways course free of charge and participate in cohort-specific programming. Students will have the opportunity to experience what life is like on a residential college campus as well as explore the city of Chicago with other Summer Session students. Additional programming, including admissions-based workshops, is required of all selected students. This scholarship program is only available during Session II (July 12 - July 31).


Applications will be accepted online beginning in early December. Students who are currently in their junior year of high school are invited to apply.

Interested students should seek a nomination from their current high school counselor at their secondary school as part of the application process. Nomination forms should be completed by the counselor. Any questions should be directed to Alejandra Campos at

The deadline to apply is February 26, 2020. Rolling admissions is not offered for this program. There is no application fee to apply. Review the Application Overview pages for more detailed information.

Tuition & Fees

All expenses for the Latin American Phoenix Scholars program are covered for all selected students. Students with financial need will also receive funding for costs associated with travel to/from the program. 

Course Dates

Students participating in the Latin American Phoenix Scholars program may choose any  Immersion or Pathways course offered in Session II. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for more than one course, as some courses fill more quickly than others. Please read course descriptions on the website carefully, as some courses have pre-requisites.

Session II

Program Dates: July 12, 2020 - July 31, 2020