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Applicant Recommendation Form

Applicant Recommendation Form

HFS Chicago Scholars
Applicant Recommendation Form


Thank you for recommending your student for HFS Chicago Scholars. The information you provide helps us gain a greater understanding for the student's academic and leadership abilities. We appreciate your time!

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Operations, Matthew Suss, at

It will take about 15-20 minutes to complete this form.
  • Recommender Information
  • Applicant Information
  • Academic Evaluation 
  • Character Evaluation
  • Family Information
  • Summary

Who is Eligible to Apply for HFS Chicago Scholars?

Eighth grade students who want to attend a private high school that requires tuition and who meet the required criteria listed below are encouraged to apply for HFS Chicago Scholars. It may not be necessary to exhibit all of the elements listed. 

• Grade Point Average of 3.0 or Above (B average or above for 7th and 8th grades)
• Average to Above Average standardized test scores (from seventh grade)
• Strong attendance and behavior record in 7th and 8th grades
• Evidence of leadership potential
• Evidence of positive academic work ethic
• Demonstration of financial need
• Income level of 55k and under - Provide proof of income
• Large families with higher incomes are considered