The Rise Foundation Scholarship is for high school seniors enrolled in Chicago Public School (low income, single parent household) who has been accepted and enrolled in a 2- or 4-year degree program and who attends 3 / 5 remaining Rise Foundation workshops. All applicants must submit an essay no longer than 500 words. The essay prompt will be visible on our website. All students who meet the above criteria and submit an essay will be considered. A panel of educators will review the essays and select one recipient to be awarded a scholarship for College costs, such as books, school supplies, housing costs, moving fees, etc.
The mission of the Rise Foundation is to provide resourceful informative services, to educate, and empower youth coming from a single parent household and their single parent on the College transition, transitioning from high school into an institution of higher learning. The Rise Foundation not only provides resources for children of single-family households, but also offers resources and workshops to help educate more single parents during the College planning process.