The Duchossois Family Scholars Program

A distinguished merit scholarship program for those applying to Culver Academies for the 2016-17 school year.


The Duchossois Family Scholars Program at the Culver Academies uplifts its merit scholars in mind, spirit, and body, as it prepares them for the finest colleges and universities and for a lifetime of principled leadership. Endowed by Craig Duchossois ’62 and Janet Duchossois of Chicago and the Duchossois Family Foundation, the program supports outstanding students at Culver each school year. The first Duchossois Scholars began their Culver careers in the fall of 2007.

Since 2007, the Duchossois Family Scholars Program has provided incoming freshman or sophomore students from the midwest with the opportunity of a lifetime. 

The scholarship covers tuition, room and board, fees, required uniforms, and books. It also includes educational enrichment opportunities, such as a Global Pathways Spring Program during spring break of the sophomore year, and a community building and leadership experience in the summer before the senior year. The scholarship is renewable annually. Recipients who continue to excel academically, as a student leader, and in extracurricular activities will realize a total, four-year value in excess of $200,000.

To be considered, applicants must be from the Midwest. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following: a high level of academic aptitude and enthusiasm for learning, evidence of responsible citizenship and community service, a sense of caring that reaches beyond self, communication skills, capacity for original thought, and mental and physical vitality. Financial need will be a consideration in the final selection of Duchossois Scholars by the selection committee.

To apply for a Duchossois Family Scholarship:

  • submit all items on the Culver Academies Application For Admission Checklist by January 15, 2016.
  • download, complete, and submit a Merit Scholarship Application by January 15, 2016. (The Merit Scholarship Application is available once the online Application for Admissions has been submitted.)

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