If you can find a few hours a month to help a scholar with a dream, you are in the right place. Since 1992, the award-winning HFS Chicago Scholars (HFS) has helped young men and women in high school achieve their educational aspirations. HFS began its
concept to help a small group of economically disadvantaged and academically motivated 13-year old students and now it has grown into one of the largest scholarship organizations in the city of Chicago.
For the 2018-2019 Academic School Year, we will assist over 175 scholars attend some of Chicago’s finest private high schools.
HFS provides partial high school scholarships for academically motivated yet economically
disadvantaged young men and women. Each year prospective candidates (eighth graders) go through a rigorous and lengthy application and interview process to be considered as an HFS Chicago Scholar.
Students are selected based on their academic performance, non-academic activities and financial need. A select few applicants meet the difficult requirements necessary to receive a scholarship.
An important part of the HFS Chicago Scholars program is providing our scholars a role model to support them through their high school years. This is where you can get involved as a mentor. The impact that a mentor makes on a scholars life is critical as it can leave a positive impression that will impact that scholar’s life as a young adult.
We would ask that you consider becoming a mentor—in essence, a big brother or big sister—for the coming school year. Please take a moment to fill out the attached application and join us in another year of molding a young scholar’s life. You can make a difference and this is the perfect opportunity.
Please see additional attached information for details on the expectations and responsibilities of an HFS Chicago Scholars mentor. You can also pass the application on to a friend or co-worker who may be interested in participating. If you have any questions, please contact me at 312-421-4070. Thank you in advance. We hope that you will consider assisting our dynamic scholars.