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HFS Chicago Scholars

  • HFS Chicago Scholars
  • 1074 W. Taylor St. #201
  • Chicago, IL 60607
  • (312) 421-4070
  • Jennett Wilson
  • Senior Director of Academics for College Advancement
  • (312) 421-4070

Program Description

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.
  • Our scholars' 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 4,000 hours to community service
  • 100% of our graduates are accepted to and attend top colleges and universities.
  • Best Practices Library

    One-to-one mentoring

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

    Demographics

    Race & Ethnicity

    • White: 4%
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 59%
    • Other: 1%
    • African American: 35%

    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 200
    • Middle School: 0
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically High-performing
    • Undocumented Students (5)

    First-Generation

    • Between 50% and 75%

    Representative
    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • American University (1)
    • Arrupe College (1)
    • Augustana College (1)
    • Bates College (1)
    • Denison University (1)
    • DePaul University (2)
    • Dominican University (2)
    • Loyola University Chicago (1)
    • North Central College (1)
    • Northwestern University (1)
    • Pitzer College (1)
    • Pomona College (1)
    • Purdue University-Main Campus (1)
    • Robert Morris University (1)
    • Saint Louis University (1)
    • Saint Xavier University (2)
    • St Olaf College (1)
    • St. Augustine College (1)
    • Trinity College (1)
    • University of Dayton (1)
    • University of Illinois at Chicago (2)
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (9)
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison (1)

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
    • 4-yr College Graduation: 90%