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Cubs Scholars

Cubs Scholars

Education empowers communities. Providing children and young adults with the support and resources needed to excel in school creates a positive learning environment and opens a wealth of opportunities for our next generation of leaders. The Cubs support citywide programs that promote education and college persistence.

The Cubs Scholars program, launched in 2013, offers Chicago inner-city high school students financial contributions and a team-sponsored mentorship program designed to promote academic achievement and post-secondary educational advancement. Cubs Scholars are high-potential students with demonstrated need. Each recipient receives a four-year college scholarship of $20,000 upon their enrollment in a four-year college or university and participates in a mentoring program, Cubs College Prep, to help prepare for the transition from high school to college. Cubs College Prep programming and mentoring from Cubs associates helps each scholar continue toward college graduation. Students are recommended for Cubs Scholars by Cubs Charities nonprofit partners.

In 2017, the program welcomed its fifth class Cubs Scholars.

2013 Scholars
Klaudia Dziewulski - Claremont McKenna College
Virginia Garcia-Rico - University of Illinois Chicago
Nikolaus Goecke - University of Iowa
Golzar Shobeiri - Illinois Institute of Technology
Felix Velez - Middlebury College

2014 Scholars
Courtney Bingham - Beloit College
Erianna Burrel - University of Iowa
Clara Garcia - St. Xavier
Don Geci - Princeton University
Paris Smith - University of Illinois

2015 Scholars
Daniel Collazo - Loyola University
Yaritza Escalante - Sewanee University
Michelle Navarro - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Amber Redmond - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Lorraine Smith - Albion College

2016 Scholars
Jacqueline Escobar - University of Illinois, Chicago
Malcolm Fox - Wesleyan University
Lamin Johnson - Cornell University
Kyle Larry - Bates College
Eva Martinez - Bates College

2017 Scholars
Christian Gordon - Nobel St. Charter- Johnson College Prep
Naimah John-Charles - Dr. Martin Luther King College Prep
Journee Lockridge- Gwendolyn Brooks
Rachel Retana- Lake View High School
Kyle Williams- George Westinghouse College Prep

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Since 2013, Cubs Charities has committed more than $500,000 to students in Chicago.