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. What distinguishes Green Halo is we work directly with high schools throughout the Western Suburbs of Chicago, including Bolingrook, Hinsdale South, Hinsdale Central, Lyons Township, Proviso East, Proviso Math and Science and Proviso West. Green Halo Scholars’ supports and mentors the students through the college application process, financial aid, scholarship identification and application.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.