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Our Scholars

 

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.  

 
 

Scholar Spotlights

 
 
 
 Patricia Calderon, Class of 2021

Patricia Calderon, Class of 2021

Patricia Calderon

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.

 

 

Allan lake

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.

 
 Allan  Lake, Class of 2019

Allan  Lake, Class of 2019

 

 
 
 Schafaris Turner, Class of 2016

Schafaris Turner, Class of 2016

Schafaris Turner

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.”