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Harvard Club of Chicago to Honor Schuler Scholar Program Founder, Jack Schuler

 Harvard Club of Chicago to Honor Schuler Scholar Program Founder, Jack Schuler
03/24/2014

CHICAGO, January 27, 2014 - The Schuler Scholar Program is honored to announce that the Harvard Club of Chicago has chosen SSP founder Jack Schuler as one of its two 2014 Annual Award winners. The Harvard Club of Chicago selected Mr. Schuler in recognition of the Schuler Scholar Program’s meaningful contributions to the well-being of young people in the greater Chicago area. Marybeth Kravets, Chief Education Officer of Chicago Scholars and a dedicated advocate for educational access, will also receive this award at the Harvard Club’s dinner…Read more

Schuler program sends 6 HPHS grads to top colleges

08/27/2013

by Karen A. Berkowitz, Highland Park Sun Times | August 26, 2013   Veronica Torruco might easily have written off any chance of attending a pricey and prestigious college, but she and five peers from Highland Park High School’s Class of 2013 are doing just that. As eighth graders five years ago, the students were tapped by the Schuler Scholar Program, which identifies students who would be the first in their families to attend college. The organization then provides the teens with support through their high school years so they are well-positioned…Read more

D207 impressed with Maine East's Schuler Scholar Program

08/07/2013

By Bob Chiarito, Special to the Tribune 12:34 pm, August 6, 2013   Aug. 26 is the start of the new school year, and for the Schuler Scholar Program, the first time its students at Maine East Township High School will begin their senior year. The program, first offered in 2010 at Maine East, enables qualifying students to receive mentoring and college counseling while in high school with the goal to be accepted into selective private schools. Joanne Bertsch, Schuler's school director for Maine East, presented a progress report…Read more

Schuler Scholar Program provides financial boost for those in need

06/21/2013

By Denys Bucksten, Special to the Tribune 4:42 PM CDT, June 17, 2013 The closest many disadvantaged young students may come to an Ivy League experience is standing next to someone wearing a Harvard T-shirt in the popcorn line at the Cineplex. Since 2001, Schuler Scholar Program in Lake Forest has been providing many such students the T-shirt — and the student ID to go with it. The program, with an annual budget of more than $5 million from a private family foundation, has seen 122 students graduate from small, top-tier, mostly liberal arts…Read more

Chicago-area college mentorship program aims to enroll more low-income high-achievers in selective colleges

05/30/2013

By Nate Mickelberg, Medill Reports Chicago   For high school junior Patrick Zajac, Swarthmore and Bowdoin may as well have been the names of breakfast cereals instead of liberal arts colleges in the Northeast. “I had never even heard of half these schools,” said the senior-to-be at Maine East High School in Park Ridge. “I was familiar with like Northwestern, U of I, probably Stanford. I had never heard of all these smaller schools.” Across the board, high-achieving, low-income students such as Zajac aren’t applying to selective…Read more

Schuler Scholar Program assists under-resourced students

05/16/2013

By Beth Kramer, Lake County News-Sun WAUKEGAN — Without the Schuler Scholar Program, Karina Sabala of Waukegan doesn’t know if her two gifted daughters would be able to pursue a higher education at prestigious schools. One of her daughters, Kiara Quinonez, 17, is a Waukegan High School junior who was accepted into Schuler as a freshman. The program has exposed Quinonez to cultural experiences like museum trips, college visits and summer enrichment opportunities. “I could never give her all the things that Schuler is giving her. I am so…Read more

Round Lake pupils see problems, offer solutions

11/03/2012

By Bob Susnjara, Daily Herald Four Round Lake High School students went on a soapbox before elected officials and administrators and touched on issues such as bullying and their school’s image. Sophomores Lluvia Chavarria, Alex Munoz, Ariana Melesio and Becky Guo made the presentations as members of the Schuler Scholar Program and a summer writing workshop called Project Soapbox. The program is operated by the privately funded Schuler Family Foundation. Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins and board President…Read more

Scholars compete for the Schuler Cup

Scholars compete for the Schuler Cup