George Westinghouse College Prep inducts its first class of Schuler Scholars

June 16, 2016

George Westinghouse College Prep (GWCP) inducted its first class of Schuler Scholars June 13 as part of a recent partnership between the high school and the Schuler Scholar Program (Schuler) to make access to highly selective colleges a reality for students in the city of Chicago.

“Every incoming Schuler Scholar is a remarkable student who came highly recommended from their 8th grade teachers,” said Ali Morguson, Schuler School Director at GWCP, of her incoming 20 Scholars. “It speaks volumes about the caliber of this group that they not only earned seats at one of Chicago’s Selective Enrollment high schools, but also with a competitive program like Schuler.”   

Schuler Scholars are invited to learn more about the program and apply in the spring of their eighth grade year. Of the 47 students that applied, 20 were selected to make up the very first class of Scholars.

Since 2001, the Schuler Scholar Program has helped highly motivated, yet underrepresented students in Lake and Cook counties gain access to and succeed at some of the most selective colleges in the nation. Of Scholars who complete the high school program, 100 percent go on to competitive private colleges and receive, on average, almost $50,000 in annual, non-loan financial aid from the colleges that they attend.

“We are preparing students at Westinghouse for post-secondary success from day one, and that mission directly aligns with Schuler,” shared Patrick McGill, Principal, George Westinghouse College Prep. “This program will be life-changing for our students, and impact what they believe is possible for their success. There is really nothing more powerful than that.”

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