The Odyssey Scholarship Society recognizes leadership donors who make an annual gift of $25,000 or more in expendable support to the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Scholarship Program,* providing immediate support for current students.

The Odyssey Scholarship Program removes financial obstacles to a UChicago education for talented students who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. The program has transformed the lives of more than 4,400 students and their families to date, and embodies the University’s commitment to a more equitable society.

Through the support of alumni and friends, the Odyssey Scholarship Program has grown to fund more than just financial aid: it provides students access to study abroad programs, mentoring, internships, and more.

Odyssey Scholarship Society Benefits

As a member of the Odyssey Scholarship Society, you will receive

  • recognition in the Odyssey Scholarship Society Honor Roll of Donors,
  • information about individual student(s) whom your annual gift helps support each year,
  • invitations to exclusive University events, and
  • special access to Odyssey Scholarship Society staff who can answer questions and provide assistance.

*Annual giving to the Odyssey Scholarship Society is counted according to the University’s fiscal year, which runs July 1–June 30.