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8th Grade HFS Chicago Scholars Application - 2017

HFS Chicago Scholars Application for 8th Grade Students Entering High School in Fall 2017.

Please reserve at least 20 minutes to complete the online portion of the application so you may have time to complete the entire application at one time. You will not have the ability to save the application and return to it at a later date. Upon completion of this online application, further instructions will be provided for the second portion (essays & supporting documents) of the application. 


Who is Eligible to Apply?
Eighth grade students who satisfy the required criteria listed below are encouraged to apply for an HFS Chicago Scholarship. It may not be necessary to exhibit all five elements listed. However, the more of these criteria that you posse improves your chances of being selected as a Scholar. You must plan to attend (and eventually gain acceptance to) a private high school that requires tuition. Basic Requirements are as follows:

• Grade Point Average of 3.0 or Above (B average or above for 7th and 8th grades)
• Average to Above Average Terra Nova, ITBS, or other test scores (from seventh grade)
• Evidence of leadership potential
• Evidence of positive academic work ethic
• Demonstration of financial need- Provide current Tax Return
• Average Income level of 50k and under
• Large families with higher incomes are considered

Students who are accepted as Scholars must agree to the terms outlined in the HFS Scholarship Agreement for Success, which includes expectations for academic standards, commitment to community service, and active participation in HFS-sponsored events and mentoring.

Additionally, all incoming Scholars are required to attend and successfully complete summer enrichment courses offered by HFS in preparation for high school. Tuition for this summer program is covered by HFS.

Important Dates


Below you will find a listing of important dates in the HFS Scholarship Application process. Please contact our office with any questions.

7th & 8th Grade Scholarship Information Night
Children of Peace Elementary School (Back Building)
1900 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL

Completed applications should be post marked no later than November 15th. Faxes are not accepted.

Applicants notified if selected for interview.
Reminder to Candidates – Apply for financial aid at your prospective high schools.

1st and 2nd Round Interviews held at Children of Peace School.

Applicants (who were invited for 1st interview) are notified if selected for scholarship.

“Acceptance of Scholarship” forms due with final high school choice, proof of high school registration, and results from high school entrance exam.