Evanston Scholars wins $5K grant

Evanston Scholars executive director Steve Newman is flanked by Andrea Guy, class of 2014, and Wesley Shavers, Class of 2017.

Evanston Scholars, a nonprofit organization that provides financial and mentoring support to enable students at Evanston Township High School to attend—and succeed—in college, is the recipient of a $5,000 merit grant from Impact 100 Chicago.

The grant was awarded last week at the organization’s Suburban Grant Award Celebration. The Evanston group was one of 60 nonprofits from across the Chicagoland area  that competed for the funds.

In its application, Evanston Scholars said they hoped to use grant money to expand their growing College Access and Success program to two marginalized populations in the community: homeless students and Dreamers (young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children as defined by the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act).

Impact 100 Chicago is an all-volunteer women’s philanthropic nonprofit that awards transformational grants to local nonprofits while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy.