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Pursue Scholars

  • Pursue Scholars
  • P.O. Box 12568
  • Chicago, IL 60612
  • (312) 771-8658

Program Description

PURSUE Scholars is a leadership development initiative for emerging Christian leaders from Chicago, which seek to use their gifts to further make disciples of Jesus Christ and to be ambassadors for His kingdom in their respective profession. PURSUE Scholars offers financial, social, and spiritual support.

Since its inception, Pursue Scholars has been able to support 57 students with over $220,000 in scholarships over seven academic years. We have also been able to support other college students and college bound high school students with relational encouragement, and connecting them to valuable resources and information.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 40%
  • Other: 11%
  • African American: 49%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 20
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Northern Illinois University
  • Taylor University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign