The Gift of Family this Holiday Season!
Family makes the difference!
Thank you for your support of HFS Chicago Scholars this year!
As one year ends, another will begin, but one thing will remain the same…Family!  
Because of you, we can provide opportunities for academic excellence to more and more well-deserving students each year!
Although there are so many things in our world that may cause us to be disheartened, we can rest assured that any circumstance can be overcome; there are good people in the world, and with your support our family makes a difference one student at a time.   
When we accept an incoming freshman into our scholarship program we make a four year, $20,000 investment in that student. In turn we ask our scholars to fully commit themselves to achieving excellence in the classroom. Our investment and their hard work continues to pay off. 90% of our scholars are on the honor roll and 100% of our graduates enroll in college.
When you make a gift to HFS Chicago Scholars, you help provide an opportunity for a top-notch education and one-to-one mentoring to these students. Please make your year end gift today!
Happy Holidays from our Family to Yours!
Sincere Gratitude,
Desirée Pepper-Venzant
Executive Director
$100   - Send a scholar on a service trip.
$250   - Sponsor a scholar/mentor social outing.
$500   - Send an incoming freshman to a high school readiness class.
$1000 - Prepare a scholar for college by funding their ACT prep courses, campus visits and admissions counseling.
$2500 - Help a scholar excel in high school by funding their academic enrichment programming for one academic year.
$5000 - Fully fund a scholar for one academic year. This amount covers the cost of tuition assistance and all academic enrichment programming.
Dontate in the 2016 Tax Year by December 31st at 11:59pm!
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By Mail: HFS Chicago Scholars, 1074 W. Taylor Street, Mail Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60607
Contact: Angela Mehalek, Director of Development at or 708.704.8765
"From afar, HFS can be seen as only a financial support, but I have learned to see HFS as much more. Although the financial support HFS offers me is one of the reasons I am able to attend the high school of my choice, what I appreciate the most from HFS is the family that I have made there.  I have met some of my closest friends, and I have gained a lifelong mentor." ~Alitizel 2017 
Delila  was super nervous when applying to colleges but felt very relieved to receive her first acceptance letter– the stress disappeared.  She has been accepted to several Universities and will make a final decision after receiving financial aid packages.  “When I opened my acceptance letter to Grand Canyon University there was a bunch of confetti - I was excited."~Delila  2017
My mentor relationship is going well, we text each other almost everyday and get together at HFS events.  ~Princeanna
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HFS Chicago Scholars provides financial assistance and mentoring to economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise to help them achieve their educational goals.