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 2025!

From top left: Zainab A. (University of Southern California), Jaelen B. (Howard University), Montana B. (Howard University), Grace C. (UIUC), Charity C.. (North Carolina A&T), Amiya D. (Spelman College), Merna D. (UIC), Abby D. (Loyola University), Roderick E. (Xavier University of Louisiana), Isai H. (University of Miami at Ohio), Luz M. (University of Michigan), Nicole M. (University of Michigan), Jacobi M. (Morehouse College), Joceline O. (UIC), Deen S. (UIUC), Hassam U. (UIUC), Francesca W. (North Central College).

With almost 800 applications to become a HEAR Class of 2025 Scholar, the review and selection process was unprecedented. This smaller, yet mighty group of 17 young men and women have shown true grit and determination throughout high school and demonstrated commitment to their communities in many different ways……

We are delighted to welcome these students into the HEAR Family of scholars this fall. We are certain these outstanding 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 Scholars Share The Importance Of A HEAR Scholarship In These Selfie Videos.

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It’s not too late to join us and build the fund to support this year’s class of scholars. Donate below now.

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

26 HEAR Scholars Received A 4.0 GPA In Their Fall 2020 Semester!

Despite all the challenges that the COVID pandemic has thrown on them, they dug in, persevered and rose to the challenge. We couldn’t be prouder!
 
Class of 2021 – Aileen A., Amanda B., Gina D., Andres L and Nick M.
Class of 2022 – Jackie M., Nicole M., Annie Z., and Melanie Z.
Class of 2023 – Mearieta C., Mia C., Angelica G., Cathy G., Gurleen K., Alyssa M., Marc R., Aatika S. and Alondra V.
Class of 2024 – Abby E., Jeremiah F., Myana J., Zach J., Ahmed K., Danny M., Maggie O’M. and Nikola S.
 
 
Congratulations to all HEAR Scholars who did amazingly well in the first semester of the 2020/21 college year. Collectively, they achieved a GPA average of 3.71!!

 

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 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 info@hearfoundation.org.

 

Class of 2024 Announced!

Congratulations to our newest HEAR Scholars! 

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