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HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring. Read more
HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring.
We provide the following to our scholars:
financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
college visits, selection and admissions support
Our scholars respond to the opportunity by working hard to achieve success and unlock their long-term potential. Their achievements are astounding:
On average, over 80% of our scholars make the honor roll of the top schools in the city.
Our scholars are school leaders, serving as class officers, team captains and club presidents, and annually give over 1,500 hours to community service.
100% of our graduates are accepted to and attend top colleges and universities, such as Harvard, University of Illinois - Champaign, Loyola University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Drake University, Loras College, and the University of Notre Dame.
Our high school graduates include three valedictorians of three of the city's top schools.