Chicago Scholars prepares under-resourced Chicago high school students for college and career success through a five-year, plus two-year program model.
Chicago Scholars is dedicated to improving college graduation rates for Chicago's under-served and first-generation students.
We uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city.
Chicago Scholars is transforming the leadership landscape of our city by resolving the fundamental barriers to success for academically driven, first generation college students from under-resourced communities. Through college counseling, mentoring, and by providing a supportive community to our Scholars through each phase of our program: College Access: Launch, College Persistence: Lift and College to Careers: Lead, we ensure that they realize their full potential as students and leaders.
This summer, we welcomed 600 new Scholars - our largest and most diverse class of high-potential, college bound students from 85 Chicago high schools.