Evanston Scholars in the News
Evanston Scholars Helps Underserved Kids Blaze a Trail Towards College Graduation
Evanston RoundTable, July 2019 -- By graduating from college, Angel Cardenas and Sarah Williams defied some dismal national statistics. They are among just 55% of all students who enroll in college to go on to graduate – and among only 23% of low-income students who finish.
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Evanston Scholars' Community Members Celebrate Graduations, Raise Funds to Support Future Scholars
Chicago Tribune, May 2018 --
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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Awards Scholar Salma Martinez-Tamayo
2018 Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise Education Award Winner.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore - Fall 2018 -- Each year the YWomen Leadership Board awards the Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise Education cash award to a college bound young woman with great academic potential yet is faced with limited financial resources. Candidates are identified to have leadership qualities such as: a desire to have a positive impact on the world; community engagement/activism; and curiosity and a desire for learning. Congratulations to Scholar Salma Martinez-Tamayo on winning this year's award. Read more here.
Community Foundation Awards Grants
Evanston Now, June 2019 -- The Evanston Community Foundation announced competitive and strategic grants totaling over $867,000 at its Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting earlier this month. Evanston Scholars in collaboration with The Chessmen Club of the North Shore, is proud to be among its recipients,
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Preparing for College Success
Our Neighborhood News - Fall 2017 -- At Evanston Township High School, the Evanston Scholars program guides students as they begin their college journey. Working with juniors and seniors as they apply to and eventually attend universities, the program supports students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and those who will be the first in their families to go to college. Read more on page 3 of the
Evanston Scholars - CBO Spotlight
The Journal of College Admission, Fall 2017 -- Evanston Scholars was featured in the "CBO (Community Based Organization) Spotlight" in NACAC's (National Association for College Admission Counseling) fall publication. "Each Scholar's path is unique," said Alison Segal, Director of College Access. "What sets Evanston Scholars apart is our high-touch and individualized approach. Between the mentor and the staff and the family -- we all collaborate to help the student." Read more on page 9 of the journal.
Evanston Scholars Succeed in College
ETHS District 202 Annual Report 2016 -- In August, the 7th - and largest - class of 37 ETHS juniors was chosen for the Evanston Scholars program that fosters college access and success for primarily first-generation college attendees, low-income, and students of color. Read more on page 8 of the report.