Green Halo Scholars is a nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting self-motivated, underserved, low income and/or first-generation high school seniors to apply, attend and succeed in college. Green Halo is distinct by working directly with the western suburb schools of Chicago, Hinsdale South, Proviso West, Proviso East, Proviso Math and Science and Bolingbrook. Green Halo Scholars’ supports and mentors the students through the college application process, financial aid, scholarship identification and application.

JOSHUA
Graduated from Hinsdale South High School, Class of 2020 and is our first scholar enrolled at Howard University Joshua is majoring in Political Science. He was awarded the Howard University Leadership Scholarship which overs him $21,800 annually.

LEAH

This Fall, Leah will attend Indiana State University and study Biology. She was awarded the 2020 Betty McMurray Scholarship from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, valued at $1,000 a year for four years. She also received over $6,000 a year in academic scholarships from Indiana State.

JOSEPH

Graduated from Bolingbrook High School class of 2020. He will be attending DePaul University this fall and will major in Business Management. He was awarded the DePaul Scholars Grant from Depaul University valued at $35,000 a year. 

ASH 

Graduated from Hinsdale South High School, Class of 2020. He will be attending Illinois State University this fall and will major in Political Science. He was awarded a full tuition scholarship from Illinois State University, valued at $18,000 a year.

ANAHI

Graduated from Proviso East High School in 2019, she is attending the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Anahi was awarded over $23,000.00 of grant scholarships from the school annually, she also qualified for and won the Ruth Schoenbeck scholarship from Proviso East High School in the amount of $10,000.00 annually. She will be living on campus and is an Engineering major and most importantly will be graduating debt-free.

SONALI
Graduated from Proviso West High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL.  She was awarded the American Dream scholarship, Peter Troost foundation scholarship, Gottlieb memorial hospital scholarship & the village of Berkeley scholarship - all together totally $24,500/year.  Sonali is a sophomore, majoring in Chemistry, involved in Student Government and numerous other college organizations. She is conducting research in the field of biology and chemistry. Sonali is paying it forward by volunteering to be a peer mentor for the Class of 2020 Proviso West High School Green Halo Scholars!

ARIANA

Graduated from Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2020. She will be attending University of Wisconsin Madison this fall and will major in Biology. She was awarded a full tuition Powers/Knapp Schol Scholarship valued at $36,805 a year.

ALEX 

Graduated from Hinsdale South High School Class of 2020. He will be attending Arizona State in the fall and will major in Supply Chain Management. Arizona State awarded Alex $8,500 in financial and merit aid. He was also awarded  the Frances Hess scholarship rewarding him an additional $4,750 per year for 4 years. 

JENNIFER 

Graduated from Proviso West High School Class of 2020. She will be attending Western Illinois University this fall and will major in Forensic Criminology. She was awarded the renewable Peter Troost Scholarship Award, $1,000 a year.

AMBER

Graduated from Hinsdale South High School Class of 2020. She will be attending Southern Illinois University this fall and will be following a Pre-Medicine track. She was awarded a full tuition Chancellor Scholarship by Southern Illinois University valued at $17,000 a year. 

CHRISTIAN

Graduated from Proviso East High School in 2019 and began attending Bradley University, Peoria, IL in the fall of 2019. He is able to go to Bradley after being awarded $42,000.00 in school scholarships, merit aid and will participate in the work-study program. This will keep his financial gap below $3,500.00 annually, which he will be paying off with his own savings. He will be studying physics and hopes to one day become a professor or astrophysicist.

VERONICA
Graduated from Proviso West High school in 2018 and is enrolled at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL majoring in Criminal Justice. She was awarded the Peter Troost Scholarship for a total of $5,500 over four years. Green Halo assisted in every facet of the college application process including but not limited to FAFSA completion and scholarship applications. She was able to fulfill her dream of “going away” to college because of the scholarship, financial aid and institutional aid she earned through her hard work.

ISIAH

Graduated from Hinsdale South High School Class of 2020. He will be attending University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign this fall. He will be an Engineering major. He was awarded the Illinois Promise scholarship valued at 

$34,000 a year.

HELEA

Graduated from Proviso Math and Science and will be attending the University of Illinois, Champaign and will be studying biology/pre-med. She was awarded the “Illinois Commitment” which covers full tuition, over $17,000 each year  for four years.

SARAH

Graduated from Hinsdale South High School Class of 2020. She will be attending University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign this fall. She will major in Architecture. She was awarded the Illinois Promise Scholarship valued at $34,000 per year.

TYSHERRA
Graduated from Proviso East High School in 2019 and is now attending the University of Rochester, NY; majoring in Neuroscience.  With a total tuition cost of $73,000.00, she succeeded in receiving over $63,000 in annual grant scholarships from the University of Rochester.  She was also awarded the Ruth Schoenbeck Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.00 granted annually for the next four years through Proviso East High school. She will be graduating debt-free.

JUSTICE
Graduated from Proviso East High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. She won the Ruth Schoenbeck scholarship from Proviso East High School in the amount of $10,000.00 annually. After high school, she moved to Michigan to live with her mother. Green Halo assisted in her in qualifying for The MSU Spartan Advantage Program which covers full-time tuition, fees, room and board, meal plan, and books and course materials. She is studying Biology.

KIM
Graduated from Proviso East High School in 2020. She will be attending the University of Dayton in the fall and will major in Computer Science with a minor of Political Science. The University of Dayton awarded her a full tuition scholarship valued at $48,000. She also received the Ruth Shoenbeck renewable scholarship awarding $10,000 a year.

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