CME Group Center for Innovation

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Mayoral Award for Student Achievement

The CME Group Center for Innovation Mayoral Award for Student Achievement was established in 1986 by CME in conjunction with the Office of the Mayor and the Chicago Board of Education. The purpose of this award is to encourage outstanding Chicago public high school students to achieve excellence and is an acknowledgement of their exceptional accomplishments.

On the basis of an essay on the futures industry, along with the student's academic record and recommendations, one graduating senior is selected from each of the city's public high schools as the recipient of the award. This student is presented with a $1,000 cash grant, to be used for academic purposes only in furtherance of his/her education. In addition, students are chosen from this group for paid summer internships with CME clearing firms.

An awards luncheon for the students and their parents is hosted by CME Group, where the mayor, representatives from the Board of Education, and CME Group officials are invited to honor the recipients.

CME Group is proud to sponsor such an innovative program for talented Chicago public high school students. The Mayoral Award for Student Achievement is a testimony to the strength of our city's public schools and ensures the vitality of our future business community.

For further information about the CME Group Center for Innovation Mayoral Award for Student Achievement CME Group’s Mayoral Award for Student Achievement, please contact:
Lauren Martinez
Public Affairs Manager, CME Group