Congratulations to our Senior Scholars, who have worked hard to gain acceptance to the following colleges and universities, many with full-tuition scholarships!
Navigating the college application process can be overwhelming for many high school students. And when students get to college, many hit roadblocks and steer off course. For many, the key to successfully completing college is benefiting from a support system. Unfortunately, too many students from our community lack resources and guidance.
That is why in 2011, we started Evanston Scholars.
What We Do
Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that helps a diverse group of underserved, academically ambitious Evanston students attend and graduate college. Modeled after the tremendously successful Chicago Scholars Foundation, we offer workshops, mentors, college coaches, and a $1,500 scholarship to rising ETHS seniors every year.
How Far We Have Come
100% of our 2016 Scholars are currently enrolled in college. All 15 Senior scholars (class of 2017) have already been admitted to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 college. And we are still growing -- after receiving more than 50 applicants for our 3rd class, we have 25 new Junior scholars (Class of 2018). Almost all of our Scholars will be the first in their families to complete college.
With individual donors from the community, grants, and numerous volunteers, we are successfully building our program. Recently, we were awarded Evanston Community Foundation's Root2Fruit grant for non-profits in Evanston. Our network is growing. Our Scholars are becoming more prepared for the future.
This is the start of many two-way streets building in our community.
Class of 2018
Class of 2017
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1234 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
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