Green Halo works with each of our scholars on the college application process. We assist them in making informed college choices based on the best academic, social, and financial fit. We teach our scholars how to build their college lists and evaluate the graduation rate, academic quality, and overall sustainability at each of the colleges they are considering. Schools Served: Bolingbrook HS, Proviso East HS, Proviso West HS, Proviso Math & Science Academy, Hinsdale South HS
Our five-step process helps first-generation and low-income students in the Chicagoland apply to college. 1) College Planning & Application Support: GHS helps students research college options, complete applications, and adhere to deadlines. Students attend the Chicago Scholars Onsite Admission Forum at Navy Pier in October to interview with college representatives and potentially receive onsite admission offers. 2) Counseling, Tutoring, and Mentoring: Students are paired with adult mentors from the Chicagoland area who are experienced in the college application process, access to tutoring sessions through A+ Tutoring Services, Village Tutors, The Scholarship Man, and counselors at College Bound Consulting. 3) Chicago Scholars Onsite: Green Halo Scholars has partnered with Chicago Scholars to collectively impact high-potential, under-resourced students from the Greater Chicagoland area. Through this combined effort, our students gain access to Chicago Scholars’ resources and events, such as the Scholars College Fair, First Look Career Conference and Fair, and the Annual Onsite Admissions Forum. 4) Exploring Financial Aid and Scholarships: GHS assists students in completing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) for federal and state grants as well as private scholarship applications. 5) Finalizing College Decisions and Success Planning: GHS assists students in finalizing financial aid appeals, and evaluate college decisions with mentors. Summer workshops are available to prepare students for the academic rigor of university and to enhance leadership skills.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):