Schuler Musings

Alumna Cynthia Perez spoke to the Class of 2017 Scholars at Senior Dinner

By 05/23/2017 Alumna Cynthia Perez, Waukegan High School '09, Stanford University '13, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine '18, recently spoke at Senior Dinner sharing her advice and story with the Class of 2017 Scholars. Read her speech below.  It is a pleasure to be joining you during this incredibly important part of your lives: high school graduation. You are about to close a very important chapter and…Read more

BLOG: Dear Schuler High School Class of 2017

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BLOG: Highland Park Seniors Reflect on College Application Journey

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Getting Things Done #AmeriCorpsWeek

By 04/17/2017 Every year the Schuler Scholar Program recruits recent college graduates to serve as AmeriCorps members in Schuler partnership high schools. The members, called Scholar Coaches (SCs), provide one-on-one support to Schuler Scholars and deliver a wide range of programs throughout the year. They are integral to the implementation of the program and gain valuable experience that enhances and furthers their…Read more

Managing the Butterfly: Words of Wisdom for Scholars

By Jack W. Schuler 12/21/2016 This is a speech Jack orginially gave to athletes at Northwestern University. Managing a butterfly is of course a contradiction in terms. Now you may ask – what is this all about? This is about creativity, innovation and uncertainty. I eventually hope to pull this together and give you some advice on how to plan for your future. More than 50 years ago, I had the opportunity to study Zen Buddhism…Read more

What does it mean to be a Schuler Scholar?

By Immanuel Greene, 1st year Scholar Coach at Zion-Benton Township High School 09/28/2016 One of the first questions asked of me at my pre-camp training meeting was “what does it mean to be a Schuler Scholar?” Having just walked across the stage and received my diploma the previous week, I searched within myself for the most academic, insightful, polished, politically correct response to that question. I was, however, at a loss for an answer, and a bit frustrated with myself and those…Read more

Meet the Interns

By 06/07/2016 Every summer we take on a few College Scholars as interns to help us with important projects and provide College Scholars an opportunity to learn more about the world of nonprofits and education. We are excited to introduce our newest members of the team: Norbert Austria I am a graduate of Warren Township High School and am now a senior at DePauw University with an interdisciplinary major that encompasses…Read more