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Eligibility to Participate

The ACCA Student Scholarship Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their work. This educational experience will help students organize their thinking on a meaningful academic topic and address an interested audience. It is also an opportunity for students to share the excitement of their intellectual labors and discoveries in a formal 15-minute presentation and to receive feedback and ideas from the audience.

Eligible Students

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors at any of the 15 colleges and universities that are members of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area.

  • Aurora University
  • Benedictine University
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Dominican University
  • Elmhurst College
  • Judson University
  • Lewis University
  • North Central College
  • North Park University
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • St. Francis University
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Trinity International University
  • Wheaton College

Academic Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics/Business
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology(and related Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences)

Note: Even if the work is not entirely finished before the symposium presentation, a meaningful progress report can be beneficial. Projects completed during the prior summer or term (semester or quarter) may be presented at the ACCA Student Scholarship Symposium.