What We Do
Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that:
•Improves college access and success for a diverse group of ambitious, underserved Evanston high school students.
•Starts with the admissions process and continues through college graduation.
•Offers mentors, workshops, campus visits, and ACT preparation to students lacking financial, academic, family and/or community resources.
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.
And now, with passionate staff, dedicated mentors, individual donors from the community, grants, and numerous volunteers, we are successfully building our program. Our network is growing. Our Scholars are becoming more prepared for the future. Our community is benefiting.
College Persistence = Staying in School
100% of Evanston Scholars who started college are still enrolled
ACT Score Improvement = More Options
Evanston Scholars partnered with Revolution Prep to provide ACT preparation to students, helping our high school juniors improve their ACT score by an average of 3.4 points
More Applications = Finding the Right Fit
Evanston Scholars submit an average of 9 applications per student (their peers average only 3)
Financial Health = Our Scholars’ Future
80% of the 14 members of the College Class of 2017 earned full-tuition scholarships, with a 4-year value of $1.8 million