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 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.

The 2022/2023 HEAR Scholarship Application Cycle is now open.

 

 The deadline for submitting applications for our scholarship is Sunday, February 12th at 9pm CST, 2023.

 

Click here to begin your application.

 

We wish you the best of luck with your application.

If you have any questions, please email: info@hearfoundation.org.

Scholars Share What Being Part Of HEAR’s Program Means To Them.

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It’s never too early to join us and help build the fund to support next year’s class of scholars. Donate below now.

If you have any questions, please email: info@hearfoundation.org.

To hear from other HEAR Scholars, click here.

 HEAR Scholarship Foundation announced as a grant recipient from Invest For Kids Chicago.

Invest For Kids is dedicated to supporting highly effective not-for-profit organizations that serve Chicago area youth from disadvantaged communities. Learn more about them here – https://investforkidschicago.org/

We are so honored to have been recognized with this award, and are very grateful to the IFK Board of Directors who decided that our cause is worthy of their support.

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!

HEAR Scholarship Foundation recognized as National Scholarship Provider of the Year by NSPA.

The Scholarship Provider of the Year Award showcases scholarship providers that leverage their unique resources to strengthen college access and success, advance industry or professional performance, kick-start innovation, and improve conditions in their community and beyond. HEAR was delighted to be named Small Scholarship Provider in 2021.
 
To learn more about the National Scholarship Providers Association, click here.
 
This award reinforces our success at helping low-income students in the Chicagoland realize their dream of a college education. THANK YOU for continuing to help us along the way. We are truly grateful!
 
 
 

 

HEAR Mentoring

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 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 info@hearfoundation.org.

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