Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) Fund Grants

The PBI Fund provides 10 grants of $750 each Spring and Fall Semester to students who have participated in student success resources (tutoring, counseling, reading center, math lab, etc.) and have met the eligibility requirements. The award covers $250 of tuition expenses and provides an additional $500 benefit for other educational related expenses. The PBI application annual deadlines are June 30th for Fall classes and November 30th for Spring classes. Any remaining grants for each semester will be awarded to the first qualified applicants who apply. Contact Student & Enrollment Services at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2303.


  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must have successfully completed 2/3 of courses enrolled
  • Must have a recommendation from PBI tutor (if participated in PBI tutoring).
  • Must complete PBI Grant Application including short essay.