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.


Good evening Sally!
As of today, I am now considered an in-state student! In addition to that, MSU has put me in their Spartan Advantage program, which pays for my tuition, room, and meal plan! So this semester and all of next year, MSU will be paying for me to go here. They also paid most of my loans from last semester (I took out over 8,000 in loans, now I only owe 1,300.) I am so blessed to have gotten so much from the, and I am beyond grateful! I want to thank you again for all your help with it!  Again, thank you for everything Sally!  Justice - Class of 2018

I can personally say that the amount of help I got from Vandana and Sally during college application season was invaluable, and I couldn't have done it without them. As a first-generation college student, I had no idea what to even look for in colleges, let alone determine which would be my best fit. After acceptance letters came in, I was able to sit down with them, narrow down my choices, figure out how I was going to pay for school, apply for scholarships, and prepare for the next step in my life.

I learned so many lessons along the way

Sonali - Class of 2018

Being a Green Halo Scholar has provided me with resources, a security net and a newfound strength I never thought I would have in college. Before I met Sally and Vandana,   I was worried that I would not be able to afford my dream school( University of Rochester). I was also stressed about whether I could actually be accepted. However, upon meeting Sally and Vandana during my senior year, I was able to not only get into the U of R but also receive $11,000 of outside scholarships. This meant that I would not have to take out of loan or be strapped for cash while in college due to a great financial aid package from the U of R. Green Halo introduced to scholarships I never thought of applying for. They also connected me with an ACT tutoring company, which allowed my score to increase by four points. Had it not been for Green Halo, I probably wouldn't have gotten into my dream school, let alone be able to afford it. Now, I'm a first-year and school is going great. I only have to focus on doing well in my academics and continue striving for success!

Tydherra - Class of 2019

Everyone has been so helpful I am so grateful for you all. I don’t know how I would do any of this without you.

Amber - Class of 2020

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