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.
The 2018 HEAR Scholarship Application Cycle is now closed.
Applications are currently being reviewed by our panel and successful applicants will be invited for interview at the beginning of April.
We received a record number of applications this year! Almost 700 students started an application for our scholarship and almost 300 of those were fully completed and submitted to the HEAR Foundation. This is an increase of almost 30% on last year’s application cycle and shows why your continued support is so crucial to our Chicagoland high school seniors who are looking to pursue a college career.
If you have any questions or to find out more about our scholarship program, please email: email@example.com.
Listen to our HEAR Story!
See, HEAR and discover what being awarded a HEAR Scholarship from our Foundation really means to some of our scholars. Listen to members of our Board of Directors explain why they felt compelled to become part of our organization and help change the futures of some of the Chicagoland area’s brightest students.
Announcing Our 2018 HEAR Board of Directors
2018 brings change for the Board of Directors at the HEAR Foundation. Robert Wise steps down as HEAR President after a very successful two-year term, with Chris Eigel taking over from him. Joe Lamberti will remain as Vice President, and Mr. George Silca takes on the role of Secretary/Treasurer.
The HEAR Foundation also welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors – Mr. Bob Browne, Mrs Patti Kelly, Mr. Dave McCreery, Mr. Len Wislow and Mr. Justin Ziemba.
Each Board member plays a crucial role in ensuring the continuing success of the HEAR Foundation, taking on responsibilities within the different committees that make up our organization. More information on our board can be found in the “About” section of our website.
2018 HEAR Board of Directors
President – Chris Eigel
Vice President – Joe Lamberti
Secretary/Treasurer – George Silca
Bob Browne Dan Strzalka
Karoline Eigel James Weiss
Steve Hall Len Wislow
Patti Kelly Bob Wise
Dave McCreery Jim Ziemba
Dr. Ray Pollina Justin Ziemba
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 $1,100,000 in scholarships granted since 2010.
Volunteer with us – make an impactful change in our community today.
Connect with HEAR in your community. Join us at our next event!
Invest in Permanent Change. Make a contribution to HEAR today.
Recently from the Blog
"I knew I wanted to study abroad since I started college. As a Global Studies and Spanish double major I could basically choose to study abroad anywhere in the world. I’d always wanted to go to Spain so this helped me narrow down my options. I chose the Saint Louis...read more
Kristy Flores, HEAR Class of 2017, was raised on the South Side of Chicago by a single mother. Even as a child Kristy noticed many things that were lacking in their lives, and she was determined to do something better for herself. From an early age, Kristy understood...read more
Please enjoy these photographs taken at our Annual HEAR Fundraiser in December 2017. Everyone had a great time. We hope to see you again in 2018! Click on individual photos to enlarge! [gallery...read more
Class of 2018 Chaddick Scholar, Nubia Dandridge, has taken the opportunity to spend one her of last semesters before graduating studying in London. She arrived in late August and says "I've been in London for 5 weeks and I already feel like I can stay here forever....read more
A New College Year, A New Adventure For One Of Our Scholars – Juliana Tamayo Is Spending A Semester In Europe!
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters the HEAR Foundation is able to offer truly life-changing opportunities for exemplary high school students in financial need by helping to support them financially at college. Some of our scholars are able to take...read more
We held our Annual Summer Scholar Social on Tuesday, July 25th. We were delighted that so many of our new, current and graduated scholars could attend. We kicked off with a "get to know you" session at Arrigo Park with our new Class of 2021. A couple of our current...read more