Our Scholars are Chicago's Future Leaders
Our Scholars have attended over 250 unique colleges and universities across the country. They are Chicago’s most talented, responsible and motivated students. They come from every corner of the city and represent a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and experiences. They are leaders on campus and in their communities. Their potential for success has no limit. With the help of Chicago Scholars, they will be Chicago’s future leaders.
When Patricia Calderon heads to college next summer, she will be the first person in her family to attend college. As a first-generation American and soon-to-be first-generation college student, Patricia knew she wanted to go to college but didn’t know where to begin in the confusing admissions process.
Since kindergarten, Allan Lake has never missed a day of school. For Allan, education has always been important and while growing up in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, Allan dreamed of going to college.
One day, Schafaris Turner (Class of ‘16) dreams of giving back to Chicago by opening recreation centers that will serve as “safe havens for inner city athletes and youth.” These centers will be staffed by mentors, tutors, and coaches who will “help keep youth on the right path and guide them to reach their full potential athletically and academically.”