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Onsite 2016 in the News!


At the Onsite on Tuesday, nearly 1,000 students interviewed one-on-one with 176 colleges and universities from around the country, with many students receiving admissions on the spot.  More than 1,500 offers of admission and more than $53 million in merit aid have been awarded.

We are changing the narrative for young people in our city – and it did not go unnoticed.  We’re excited to share with you the incredible coverage we have received.

We invite you to check out the great stories captured by the Chicago Tribune, WBEZ, DNA Info, and WTTW below.  The Onsite Admissions Forum was also featured on WGN TV’s Evening News, CBS 2 News at 6 p.m., CLTV News: Evening Edition, and ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

As many of our Scholars experienced the exciting milestone of getting into college, Chicago Scholars is celebrating a milestone of our own – our 20th Anniversary. While we reflect on how far we have come in 20 years and look forward to a future of transforming our city through education, mentorship and leadership, we decided it was time to upgrade our look (you may have noticed the new logo at the top of the email).  You can read about our new brand here.


Chicago Tribune

“‘Now I know I’m going to college.’ A day changes lives for CPS students”

by Heidi Stevens


DNA Info

“Chicago Students Get College Acceptance On The Spot At Navy Pier”

by David Matthews



“On Different Paths, Chicago Students Taking 1st Steps Toward College, Careers”

by Matt Masterson



“Hundreds Of Chicago High School Students Interviewed By College Admission Reps”

by Becky Vevea


I encourage you to share these stories with others – these are the stories that we should all be telling about Chicago.

It is because of you that we are able to make Tuesday’s event happen and change hundreds of live in a single day.  Thank you so much for your ongoing support.