Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) Fund Grants


The PBI Fund provides 10 grants of $500 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 $250 benefit for other educational related expenses. The PBI application annual deadlines are the first day of Spring classes for Spring awards, and the first day of Summer classes for Fall awards. 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.