"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
Brianna recently had the opportunity to travel to Europe and visit a number of different countries including Italy, Prague & Spain. Says Brianna "My time abroad has been life changing and I am grateful for the experience. This has been something I have wanted to do...read more
A beautiful message from one of our Class of 2019 HEAR Scholars Sam Van Loon to our newest Class of 2021 Students!
Dear HEAR Class of 2021, Congratulations, welcome to the family, you made it, and all that jazz. I'm not going to bother with the empty praise because I know you've heard it all before. You don't need to be reminded that you're intelligent and deserving...read more
Did you HEAR? We have been busy this week touring schools and surprising students who were chosen to receive a HEAR Scholarship. We are delighted to announce our Class of 2021 HEAR Scholars...... Aileen Acosta from Trinity High School Amanda Bardoshi from York...read more
Juliana Tamayo, HEAR Scholar of 2019, had the opportunity to go on an Alternative Break Immersion Program to El Paso/Ciudad Juarez with 10 other girls from her school. Juliana is a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago. She is currently double majoring in...read more
Daisy Laureano, HEAR Scholar of 2018, recently had the opportunity to visit 6 cities in Europe in under one month - read a little about what she experienced.... Daisy says she and her group never got to sleep off the jet lag, as they were traveling almost every 4th...read more
Our thanks go out to Vera Pollina (Executive Director), Mindy Dapin (Mentoring Chair), Andrea Zuleta (HEAR Class of 2017) and Amanda Corcos (one of our HEAR Mentors). They generously gave up their time on Sunday, February 26th to represent the HEAR Foundation at the...read more