hfs Chicago scholars

Making a Difference

HFS Chicago Scholars helps underserved Chicago high school students flourish in and out of the classroom by providing educational enrichment through our lifelong mentoring, college readiness and academic excellence programs, as well as providing financial assistance to attend top Chicago-area schools.

Getting Involved with HFS

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Social Change

since 1993

Since our 1993 founding, HFS has served as an agent for social change in Chicago’s most underserved communities. We work to support the educational aspirations of hard-working high school students so that they can create a better Chicago, rich with diversity, racial equity, and economic opportunity. HFS is a powerful force to help overcome the injustices and implicit biases that influence false perceptions based on skin color and socioeconomic status.

Important Events

Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Location: Union League Club

The Leadership Dinner is HFS Chicago Scholars’ signature annual fundraiser with proceeds going towards our mission to help underserved Chicago high school students. Our scholars continue to thrive in our ever-changing world and your support is even more important!

May 10, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Location: Galleria Marchetti

100% of the Funds raised will be used to support HFS Chicago Scholars’ mission to help economically disadvantaged, academically motivated kids succeed in high school and beyond. We work actively with our scholars via the HFS educational enrichment program, which is predicated on Academic Excellence, Lifelong Mentoring and College Readiness.

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College Persistence Students who have obtained a college degree

Total College Scholarships & Grants for the class of 2023

Mentor to Scholar Match Since Inception