Back of the Yards HS Dream Pursuers Scholarship

The Dream Pursuers Club provides a space for undocumented students at Back of the Yards College Prep to support each other as they navigate unique challenges in high school and the college application process.  One especially great barrier that students face is access to funding for college: ineligible for State or Federal financial aid and with increasingly limited access to scholarships, undocumented students often struggle to fund their college goals.  

When the club’s first members approached graduation two years ago, students joined together to raise funds and establish our own scholarship for the undocumented Seniors graduating from BOYCP.  In that first year, we gave away $5000 in scholarships to two graduates. Last year, for the second graduating class, we surpassed this goal, awarding a total $8000 among five graduates. This year we have an amazing class of graduating Seniors who have been with the club and supported our fundraisers since the very beginning -- and we are aiming to again surpass our donations from last year and raise a total of $10,000  between cash and online donations.

Our scholarship sends our students off to college with the confidence that comes with knowing that their school and community are invested in their success.  We hope you will join us in supporting our soon-to-be-graduates as they pursue their dreams in college and beyond.

Donations (60)

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  • Hector M
    • $75 
    • 4 yrs
  • Syeda Raza
    • $200 
    • 4 yrs
  • Luis Avila
    • $200 
    • 4 yrs
  • Leslie Hernandez
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs
  • Jeanine Shah
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
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Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Chicago, IL
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC)
Registered nonprofit
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