Cubs Scholars

Cubs Scholars
Cubs 2021 Scholars

Education empowers communities. Providing children and young adults with the support and resources needed to excel in school creates a positive learning environment and opens a wealth of opportunities for our next generation of leaders. The Cubs support citywide programs that promote education and college persistence.

The Cubs Scholars program, launched in 2013, offers Chicago inner-city high school students financial contributions and a team-sponsored mentorship program designed to promote academic achievement and post-secondary educational advancement. Cubs Scholars are high-potential students with demonstrated need. Each recipient receives a $20,000 scholarship upon their enrollment in a four-year college or university and participates in a mentoring program with help from Cubs College Prep. The mentoring program helps prepare scholars for the transition from high school to college. The Cubs College Prep programming and mentoring from Cubs associates helps each scholar continue toward college graduation. Students are recommended for Cubs Scholars by Cubs Charities nonprofit partners.

In 2022, Cubs Charities selected its tenth class of Cubs Scholars:

2022 Scholars

The most recent class of Cubs Scholars are seniors in high school, participating in Cubs College Prep, a mentoring program to support their transition from high school to college.

  • Muntadher Al-Maeeni – Senn High School
  • Jenny Chen – Back of the Yards College Prep
  • Gustavo Cruz – Aspira Business and Finance High School
  • Julisa Diaz – Jones College Prep
  • Soley Gevorgiz – De La Salle Institute
  • Jordan Miller – George Washington Carver Military Academy
  • Joshua Reyes – Lake View High School
  • George Salazar – Lindblom Math and Science Academy

2021 Scholars

  • Freddie Golden – Morehouse College
  • Ania Green – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Emily Guaman – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Angel Huitron – Illinois State University
  • Nicholas Lagunas – Northwestern University
  • Diana Mejia – DePaul University
  • Neveah Sandoval – Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Jennifer Vergara – DePaul University

2020 Scholars

  • Lizbeth Barajas – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Yakeena Coleman – Harris-Stowe State
  • Kymora Dillard – Washington University
  • Mya Jackson – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Alyssa Marshall – Washington University at St. Louis
  • Charles Mitchell – Tufts University
  • Kenneth Strongs – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2019 Scholars

  • Alexandra Alanis – Nicholas Senn High School
  • Abari Davis – De La Salle Institute
  • Junbin Huang – Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
  • Alexandra Nevarez – Lake View High School
  • Alejandra Palafox – Solorio Academy High School
  • Marcos Sandoval – Nicholas Senn High School
  • Brina Taylor – George Westinghouse College Prep
  • De’Andre Wilbor – Westinghouse College Prep

2018 Scholars

  • Anthony Guy – Tusculum University
  • De'Janae Phillips – North Central College
  • Lirio Romero – Coe College
  • Sean Wright – University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
  • Javionna Williams – Agnes Scott College

Since 2013, Cubs Scholars has supported 62 Chicago students with college prep and persistence initiatives and committed $1.24M in scholarships. To date, 96% have received undergraduate degrees.