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.

2017 Scholarship Application Evaluations are now underway!

Our interview process is now complete. Our new Class of 2021 will be announced in early May!

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Student Scholars of 2016

The evaluation process for all 2017 HEAR Scholarships is almost complete!

Did you HEAR? The interview process for the Class of 2021 HEAR Scholars has now been completed.

This year has been one of the hardest to choose our Scholars. We had so many deserving applications and wish that we could award scholarships to all our students.  From nearly 200 applications, we selected 30 for interview and from these we will make our selection for this years’ scholarships.  Successful applicants will be notified in early-May.

We wish all our Senior High School students the best of luck.

We will celebrate our new HEAR Class of 2021 and our graduating Class of 2017 during the second week of May at our Awards Ceremony!

If you have questions or concerns please contact us.

The HEAR Foundation is currently seeking Mentors to help support the new Scholars from our 2017 application process.

In May 2017, The HEAR Foundation will be awarding 12 more college scholarships to High School graduates in financial need, who show perseverance and demonstrate academic excellence. Many of these students will be first-generation college-goers in their family. You can help them navigate the first two years of their new and exciting journey!

In order to support these scholars we are focussing attention now on recruiting mentors for what will be the HEAR Class of 2021. This will be a two-year commitment (we would obviously love it if you would commit to more after this!)

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in learning more about becoming a mentor (or are ready to volunteer your services), and want to make a meaningful difference in a young person’s life – whilst at the same time no doubt enriching your own – please contact our Mentoring Chair, Mindy Dapin at: mentoring@hearfoundation.org.


Over $780,000 in scholarships granted since 2010.

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