Hope Chicago Scholars

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What We Do

Hope Chicago scholarships remove financial barriers for CPS students and families. Hope Scholars also receive wraparound support like advising and mentoring to help them achieve their desired degree or certification. Hope Chicago is doing this with support and investment from our partner colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and our corporate and philanthropic donors who are working to see more students and parents have debt-free post-secondary success.

Contact Information:

Brittany Swims
Hope Chicago Scholars Coordinator


Partner Schools
Use a data-informed focus on equity to select partner Chicago high schools and communities needing post-secondary access and support – and offer all graduates and their parents a debt-free college or vocational education.

Partner Providers
Engage new and existing direct service providers to provide Hope Scholars the non-financial support they need to pursue their postsecondary ambitions.

Partner Institutions
Rally a network of colleges, universities, and accredited vocational programs to provide a full suite of wraparound services and dedicated support that can help Hope Scholars complete their post-secondary path.

Community Partners
Deploy a community of corporate and philanthropic stakeholders making investments in Hope Scholars and their families, both with funding to help Hope Chicago grow and through internships and work placement opportunities for Hope Scholars.