The Wentcher
Foundation Blog


Wentcher Class of 2027

The Wentcher Foundation Board of Directors and Staff officially welcomed the 26th Class of Wentcher Scholars on June 11, 2023 at its Annual Celebration held at the University Club of Chicago.


Spotlight: Serena Echols

Serena Echols talks to us about her interests in environmental science, her latest research project, and her hopes to educate more people about environmental justice.


Spotlight: Amado “Love” Candelario

A First-generation low income student at Harvard University and President of the queer advocacy group Shades, Amado Candelario talks to us about what it’s like to be a computer science major, his upcoming role at Microsoft, and his creative interests.


Spotlight: Joseph Spaulding

A freshman at Truman State and newly inducted member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Joseph Spaulding talks to us about what it’s like to be a computer science major, a member of the football team, and part of the historic legacy of Black fraternities.

Scholar News

Wentcher 25th Anniversary Update

With our 25th Anniversary Celebration coming up in July, Taste Media Group sat down to talk with some members of the Wentcher Community to talk about the Foundation’s achievments. Click here to learn more!