HEAR PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND A COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM TO LOW-INCOME CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY, AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY IN THEIR PURSUIT OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION.
Meet The New HEAR Scholar Class of 2026!
From top left: Ariela A. (George Washington University), Vanessa B. (Loyola University), Elicia C. (University of Michigan), Mandy C. (Cornell University), Olivia C. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Cortez D. (DePaul University), Netaya D. (George Washington University), David D. (UIUC), Ashley F. (UIUC), Austin F. (Morehouse College), Jennifer L. (UIUC), Vincent L. (University of Southern California), Darwin M. (UIUC), Leslie M. (University of Illinois at Chicago), Joel O. (Elmhurst University), Emily O. (Loyola University), LeeVonn O. (Columbia College, Chicago), Tristen T. (Claremont McKenna College), Lilyanna V. (Nova Southeastern University), Yoselyn W. (Tulane University).
Finalizing this year’s class of scholars was extremely challenging. The number of applicants and the quality of the applications was overwhelming. There were so many recipients. The hardest part of the selection process is telling those who weren’t successful. That decision can mean the difference between a student’s ability to attend college or taking a different path, and it is a heartbreaking process for the team.
We are delighted to welcome the 20 students who make up the HEAR Class of 2026 into the HEAR Family of scholars this fall. These inspiring young men and women are destined for great things and look forward to supporting them throughout their college careers.
We look forward to sharing more information with you soon!
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Mentoring is an essential part of our program. HEAR pairs every new Scholar with an adult mentor.
They serve as guides to our under-resourced and often first-generation scholars throughout their college careers.
Mentoring is well-documented as being key to ensure college perseverance and completion.
Become a mentor for one of our future scholars and feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that you personally made a difference in someone’s life.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please contact us at email@example.com.
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