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

March 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 on April 12, 2014.

The Harvard Club of Chicago selects honorees based on contributions to the greater Chicago community. Since 2001, when Mr. Schuler and daughter Tanya Schuler Sharman launched the Schuler Scholar Program, the SSP has helped more than 780 Lake and Cook County youth prepare for, attend and graduate from the most selective colleges in the country. The SSP has partnerships with 11 high schools in Lake and Cook Counties.

Nearly all Scholars are first-generation college students, and more than 80 percent come from minority populations that are underrepresented on college campuses. In recent years, close to 80 percent of Schuler Scholars have matriculated to colleges and universities that Barron’s ranks as the most competitive in the country. Scholars receive, on average, over $50,000 in annual, non-loan financial aid from the colleges that they attend.

Mr. Schuler and Ms. Kravets will receive the award at the Harvard Club of Chicago’s Annual Dinner on Saturday, April 12, 2014. More information on the event can be found on the Harvard Club of Chicago's announcement.


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