More than 300 students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) received the gift of opportunity this holiday season when millions of scholarship dollars were announced at the annual CPS College Fair and Reception. CPS students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT score sat with their cheering families as representatives from 24 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) all over the United States announced full and partial scholarships on stage. The college fair and reception are a collaboration between CPS and Siemens Building Technologies. This is the fourth year the two organizations have worked together to host the scholarship reception. Both CPS and Siemens hope to provide local students with a chance to go to the college or university of their choice without the financial burden of private tuition and or out-of- state living expenses.