Chicago’s Most Impactful Young Professionals Recognized As Part of Chicago Scholars 35 under 35 Awards, Poised to Become the Next Generation of Leaders


Chicago Scholars 5th annual 35 under 35 Awards recognizes a group of diverse, talented young professionals making an impact in Chicago. Chicago Scholars is a mentoring and leadership development organization that helps first-generation college students and students from under-resourced communities navigate the complex transitions into college, through college, and beyond to a career.

“We are so impressed by the immense talent of this hard-working, forward-thinking, diverse group of honorees,” says Dominique Jordan Turner, CEO of Chicago Scholars. “Keep an eye on these 35 individuals who are making an impact on the community. We believe they will be the future leaders of our city, our state, and our nation.

The 2019 class of 35 under 35 recipients was selected from a highly competitive group of 140 nominees who all possess outstanding professional accomplishments as well as a commitment and dedication to making an impact on their community. The selection committee is made up of Chicago Scholars staff and members of the Chicago Scholars’ associate board. The Awards will take place at Chicago Scholars’ UnTied Gala on April 26. The 35 Under 35, Class of 2019 List:

On Friday, April 26 the 35 under 35 will be honored at a VIP Awards Ceremony & Reception at 6:00 p.m., which will be followed by the UnTied Gala celebration at 7:30 p.m. at Moonlight Studios (1446 W. Kinzie St.). Tickets to the 35 under 35 VIP Awards Ceremony & Gala are $250, while tickets to attend only the Gala are $150. Sponsorships are available at the $3,000, $6,000, and $12,500 levels. If you are interested in attending, sponsoring, or learning more about the event, please visit

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