The Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) prepares students who are bright and motivated, but underserved, to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, come from under-resourced families and communities, and will need financial assistance in order to attend college. Many Scholars are from a population that is under-represented on college campuses.
We believe that high-achieving but vulnerable students will be successful in obtaining a college degree if they are motivated, have access to academic and enrichment programs while in high school, are well informed of college options, receive support from a wide network, and secure financial assistance.
Schuler Scholar Alicia Adams graduated from Waukegan High School in 2007. As a student at Brown University, she discovered how a career in medicine could combine her interests in science and social justice. She received the prestigious National Health Services Corps Scholarship, an award for medical students dedicated to serving communities with limited access to care, and began her studies at Rush Medical College in 2011. Upon graduation from medical school, Alicia plans to practice family medicine and work at a free community clinic where she hopes to integrate the provision of social support services into her practice.