Chicago’s Underserved Scholars Net Over $11 million in Scholarship Aid

My organization, Chicago Scholars, sponsors an annual Onsite Admission Forum here in Chicago. Our Scholars, as well as students from partner organizations like Urban League, Kappa Leadership, Boeing/IIT Scholars Academy, and others, apply early to our 70 partner colleges; at the Onsite the receive decisions or help with their applications, as well as many offers of scholarship aid. This year, our 480 students received over $11 million and we’re not finished counting yet!

We were the subject of a front page story in the Chicago Tribune. You can read it here and see why I enjoy what I do.

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About Will Dix

I am currently writing a book about college admission. I'm interested in the intersection of the college process and American culture. I attended Amherst College in the 1970s, taught high school English and theater at The Hill School in the '80s, returned to Amherst in the '90s as an admission dean, and began the '00s as a college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. I then joined Chicago Scholars as Program Director. Currently, I blog about college admission for Forbes.com. I also help community organizations serving low income students understand the college admission process so more students can consider gaining access to higher education. I have a few private college counseling clients that I take by referral only. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone.
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