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Cubs 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 2018, the program welcomed its sixth class of Cubs Scholars.

2018 Scholars
Anthony Guy - Lane Tech High School
De'Janae Phillips - Holy Trinity High School
Lirio Romero - Lake View High School
Sean Wright - Wendell Phillips Academy
Javionna Williams - Orr Academy

2017 Scholars
Christian Gordon - DePaul University
Naimah John-Charles - Lake Forest College
Journee Lockridge - Howard University
Rachel Retana - Bates College
Kyle Williams - Knox College

2016 Scholars
Jacqueline Escobar - University of Illinois, Chicago
Malcolm Fox - Howard University
Lamin Johnson - Cornell University
Kyle Larry - Bates College
Eva Martinez - Bates College

2015 Scholars
Daniel Collazo - Loyola University
Yaritza Escalante - Sewanee University
Michelle Navarro - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Amber Redmond - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Lorraine Smith - Albion College

2014 Scholars
Courtney Bingham - Beloit College
Erianna Burrel - University of Iowa
Clara Garcia - St. Xavier
Don Geci - Princeton University
Paris Smith - University of Illinois

2013 Scholars
Klaudia Dziewulski - Claremont McKenna College
Virginia Garcia-Rico - University of Illinois Chicago 
Nikolaus Goecke - University of Iowa
Golzar Shobeiri - Illinois Institute of Technology
Felix Velez - Middlebury College

For more information, contact cubsscholars@cubs.com.

Since 2013, Cubs Charities has committed more than $600,000 to students in Chicago.