About The HEAR Foundation (Health Education and Relief)
The HEAR Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to provide financial and mentoring support to Chicagoland High School graduates of need, who have demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to community, and highest moral character in pursuing their dream of a college education.
We are delighted to announce our Class of 2021 HEAR Scholars
Please join us in congratulating these students as we celebrate their fantastic achievement….
Aileen Acosta from Trinity High School
Amanda Bardoshi from York Community High School
Gabriela Camacho from Roycemore High School
Brianna Dang from Lane Tech
Eden De Jesus from Waldorf High School
Gina Dudek from John F. Kennedy High School
Andrea Guzman from St. Ignatius High School
Andres Lagunas from Hubbard High School
Richard Mbouombouo from Latin School
Dennis McCarthy from St. Laurence High School
Lesley Mizhquiri from Nortshside Colle Prep
Nick Moran from Glenbrook South
Jason Rivera from Lane Tech
Lori Steffel from Glenbrook South
Claudia Szaflarski from Jones College Prep
Zuriel Trejo from Walter Payton High School
We had a great evening at our Annual Awards Ceremony at St. Ignatius College Prep on May 11th, where we celebrated the achievements of our new Class of 2021 HEAR Scholars. We also congratulated our graduating class of 2017!
Our new Scholars will be attending top universities throughout the United States, including Drake University, St. Edwards University, De Paul, Yale, Dartmouth College, Marquette, Boston College to name a few. The HEAR Class of 2021 is the largest yet for the HEAR Foundation. This class takes us past our goals of awarding over 50 scholarships and committing over $1 million to helping deserving students in financial need achieve their dream of a college education. We couldn’t be prouder!
Over $780,000 in scholarships granted since 2010.
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