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Meet our Wentcher Scholars

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Meet Joe

Wentcher Scholar

Maine South High School, 2017
Oakton Community College, 2019
Illinois State University, 2021

“The personal touch of the Wentcher Foundation has been an enormous motivator and self-esteem booster for me throughout college.”

Joe first attended Oakton Community College where he received the Oakton Wentcher Scholarship and will be completing his bachelor’s degree this spring at Illinois State University with support from the Oakton Wentcher Transfer Scholarship. He is very active on campus at ISU; he works as a Peer Advisor, and is a member of Phi Sigma Phi and the National Society of Leadership and Success. His bold dreams include a career in sports marketing.

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Meet Jocelyn

Wentcher Scholar

Farragut Career Academy, 2018
University of Illinois Chicago projected 2022

“School has always been my safe haven. When I realized I was able to continue that because of the Wentcher Foundation, it was life changing.”

Jocelyn is a fellow at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. She served as the University of Illinois’ Student Government Diversity and Inclusion chair, and ran a voter outreach and solidarity campaign for the 2020 election. She’s currently studying public policy with a focus on education and community. Among Jocelyn’s bold dreams, she hopes to one day become a judge.

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Meet Czar

Wentcher Scholar
Lindblom Math & Science Academy, 2019
Cornell University, 2022

"I knew that getting this [scholarship] meant that I was going into an organization that really cared about me and cared about my success."

Czar has extended his love of computer science and gaming to his studies at Cornell University. He gives back to young students through the Compass program providing computer science after school enrichment at local elementary schools

93% of Wentcher Scholars graduate from college with a degree
The average GPA of Wentcher Scholars in Spring 2020 was a 3.67
100% of CPS Wentcher Scholars Class of 2024 enrolled and successfully completed fall semester
Top 5 Career Pathways of Wentcher Scholars include Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, and Business.
Of Current Wentcher Scholars, 52% are female, 48% are male
Wentcher Scholars highlight the diversity of Chicago, Scholars identify 16% Asian, 26% Black, 32% Hispanic, 19% White, 5% two or more races and 2% Other
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Wentcher scholars represent the fullness and diversity of Chicago

Our current class of scholars attended 70 area public high schools and hail from 61 of the 77 Chicago community areas.

Wentcher Scholars come from every Chicago neighborhood and suburban high schools connected to Oakton Community College. We are intentional about increasing educational equity for high character, high-achieving students of every race and ethnicity from selective enrollment, charter, vocational, career academy, military and neighborhood public high schools. Scholars attend universities and colleges throughout the country, as well as study abroad. Our scholars are making an impact on their campuses, in their neighborhoods and in the communities where they reside following college graduation.

Blue: Chicago Public High Schools of current CPS Wentcher Scholars

Green: Suburban schools of current Oakton Wentcher Scholars

Featured Wentcher Scholar News

Lesley Mizhquiri, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2021, Dartmouth College
Is interning with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, placed with Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Jacob Clohisy, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2021, University of Michigan
Has secured full-time employment post-graduation at Goldman Sachs.
Adam Maguire, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2022, Middlebury College
Adam interned virtually as a summer research analyst for a London based fintech startup called Vestrata and participated in the Goldman Sachs Virtual Insights program.
Emmanuel “Manny” Nodal, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2024, University of Chicago
Manny worked as a Clean Energy Advocate, an intern at Common Energy. He helps people take advantage of Community Solar Programs in Illinois.
Steven Li, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2024, Stanford University
Steven co-wrote a published book called Succeeding in the College Application Journey with four other first generation, low income students. The book is a step-by-step guide for applying for college.
Yalemzewod Enqubahry, Wentcher Scholar Class of 2021, Loyola University Chicago
Yalemzewod co-moderated a podcast in the Aspen Youth Lead Now Series, created by the Aspen Institute. The topic of the podcast was intersectional environmentalism.
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CURRENT WENTCHER SCHOLARS

First NameLast NameHSCollege
SamirAl-AliNorthside College Prep HSYale University
AhmedAl-Zubaidi (Hamid)Senn HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
EstrellaAlanisTaft HSSt Olaf College
NgoziAmadikwuJones College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JohnBannaNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Michigan
CrystalCervantesCrane Medical Prep HSLoyola University Chicago
RyanChangWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
NakiaChappelleSouth Shore International College Prep HSMarquette University
AndyChenWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JorgeCisnerosThomas Kelly HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
JacobClohisyLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Michigan
JacobCosbyNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
JalenCrumpAir Force Academy HSUniversity of Chicago
ArturoCuevasWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MarissaEdwards (Hall)South Shore International College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
YalemzewodEnqubahryAmundsen HSLoyola University Chicago
GerardoFlores-GalvesInfinity Math Science & Technology HSUniversity of Southern California
AnthonyFrazierKenwood AcademyMorehouse College
LaurynFreemanGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyWashington University in St. Louis
MaeveGilbertLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
NailahGoldenGeorge Westinghouse College PrepRhode Island School of Design
KianaGomezChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
MireyaGomezWalter Payton College PrepDenison University
GabrielaGranadosTaft HSSt Edwards University
FranklinGuachichulcaThomas Kelly HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JasmineGuzmanFarragut Career AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
DylanHaugh-EwaldLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Michigan
GustavoHerreraLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Illinois Chicago
JiaweiHuangThomas Kelly HSIllinois Institute of Technology
IsabelIsquierdoSenn HSCornell University
CamrynJankowskiTaft HSBall State University
FaithJonesLindblom Math & Science AcademyMassachusettes Institute of Technology
DavidKierpiecJones College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AlexandraKzeskiWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Michigan
JustinLauNoble – MuchinUniversity of Illinois Chicago
CristinaMarilaNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
GustavoMartinezKennedy HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JustinMartinezLincoln Park HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
HommyMedinaNoble – GolderAlbion College
CarterMeiKenwood AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
NoelMirandaLane Technical College Prep HSNorth Park College
LesleyMizhquiriNorthside College Prep HSDartmouth College
PeterMotykaWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ElizabethMurillo-RomeroWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
EmilyNeesonChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AdamarisNunezLincoln Park HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AbisolaOlawaleLindblom Math & Science AcademyStanford University
ChristineOlivaNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Pennsylvania
AndreaOrtegaNoble – DRW TradingUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AishaOwensGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyDePaul University
SergioParedes-BautistaNoble – Chicago BullsIllinois State Universiity
FabianPatinoPhoenix Military AcademyLoyola University Chicago
TuePhamRickover Naval AcademyDePaul University
JacquesPottsLindblom Math & Science AcademyBradley University
CarlosReyes-ZgarrickLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Cincinnati
JoseRodriguezCarver Military AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AlfredoRosadoWorld Language HSLoyola University Chicago
AnthonyRuckerCICS LongwoodDePaul University
ShaniaSantanaWhitney Young Magnet HSStanford University
JaileneSantiagoInstituto – HealthUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SejahariSaulter-VillegasKenwood AcademyNew York University
KhadeejaShadidUplift Community HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ZhixinShouWhitney Young Magnet HSBrown University
JacobSoltysKennedy HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
YairaSorianoWhitney Young Magnet HSBoston College
GuadalupeTovarKennedy HSKalamzoo College
DavidTseungGeorge Westinghouse College PrepIllinois Institute of Technology
TylerWilsonChicago Tech AcademyUniversity of Illinois Chicago
ArianaZambranoJuarez Community AcademyAugustana College
LawrieZhangWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
XiaolinZhaoKenwood AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ChinguunBatchuluunGlenbrook South HSOakton Community College
AllanCureaMaine West HSOakton Community College
OliviaFeldkampMaine West HSOakton Community College
JakeGreifeltOak Park River Forest HSOakton Community College
PhoebeKohlMaine West HSOakton Community College
ThomasPrietoNiles West HSOakton Community College
DashaRaguimovGlenbrook South HSOakton Community College
NoraSorejianMaine West HSOakton Community College
EmilyTracyMaine West HSOakton Community College
PiotrZatorMaine West HSOakton Community College
GabriellaFragaleMaine West HSOakton Community College, Northern Illinois University
AyshaMahmoodGlenbrook South HSOakton Community College, Dominican University
ElizaPalarzMaine West HSOakton Community College, University of Illinois Chicago
RobynRoseSchulmanNiles West HSOakton Community College, University of Illinois Chicago
JosephSkolakMaine South HSOakton Community College, Illinois State University
JidapaThiaGlenbrook South HSOakton Community College, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
JohnTimperleyMaine South HSOakton Community College, Northeastern Illinois University
First NameLast NameHSCollege
MeitavAaronSenn HSMaryland Institute College of Art
AnthonyAngelesRoosevelt HSIllinois Institute of Technology
JocelynArandaFarragut Career AcademyUniversity of Illinois Chicago
ValenteArroyoNoble – GolderUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
SalmaBarhoumehLane Technical College Prep HSNorthwestern University
PatrickBoguszTaft HSDePaul University
KarlaBonillaCarl Schurz HSDePauw University
EricBrzeskiLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JoshuaBustosCurie Metropolitan HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
CarolinaCarmonaAcero-GarciaBates College
NuoChenJones College Prep HSNorthwestern University
NoaChoiNorthside College Prep HSHarvard College
FrederickCieslaTaft HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
LatishaCouncilBronzeville Scholastic InstituteSpelman College
BaileyDuBoeNorthside College Prep HSNorthwestern University
CiaraEvansKenwood AcademyMorgan State University
SydneyGarciaGeorge Westinghouse College PrepDominican Univeristy
TieraGladneyDeVry University Advantage AcademyFerris State University
GrzegorzGolbaLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AdeelIqbalAmundsen HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
WilliamJalochaTaft HSMilwaukee School of Engineering
Na’imahJohn-CharlesKing College PrepSmith College
ErnstJourdainKenwood AcademyEmory University
HernanJuarezLake View HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
WendyJungWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Rochester
Angela “Ari”KeloNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ChristopherKhoshabaTaft HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
HelenLaboeJones College Prep HSUniversity of Notre Dame
StevenLiWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
JulianaLinCurie Metropolitan HSSwarthmore College
JessicaLlangariLake View HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
RicardoMaganaNoble – Chicago BullsUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
RobertMartinPhillips Academy HSAugustana College
TerriMartinSouth Shore International College Prep HSEmory University
JanellMasonMorgan Park HSUniversity of Missouri
ErynMcCallumJones College Prep HSEmerson College
GarrettMillerKenwood AcademyHoward University
GabrielleMingolelliLincoln Park HSSmith College
OusafMoqeetLane Technical College Prep HSEmory University
MichelleMoralesJuarez Community AcademySchool of the Art Institute Chicago
DanielMorenoLincoln Park HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MadelineMortellWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Ra-ZakeeMuhammadLindblom Math & Science AcademyPomona College
RifahNanjibaNorthside College Prep HSDuke University
LyNguyenMather HSIllinois Institute of Technology
LaurenNoisetteLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
IsabellaNunoKennedy HSLake Forest College
NnaemekaNwankpaKenwood AcademyCornell University
CedeOnyangoLindblom Math & Science AcademyXavier University of Louisiana
EricOsaroSouth Shore International College Prep HSMarquette University
JuanCarlosPaezNoble – MuchinUniversity of Illinois Chicago
PratikPatelVon Steuben Metropolitan Science CenterIllinois Institute of Technology
KarimahPrestonChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesNC A&T State University
AmberPughLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Southern California
KeelyReardonChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesVillanova University
JazlineRebollarLindblom Math & Science AcademySt Olaf College
EmilioReyesWhitney Young Magnet HSStanford University
RicardoReyesWhitney Young Magnet HSStanford University
CamilleRodriguezLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Pittsburgh
AlexanderRomanKenwood AcademyUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
AdamarisSaavedraHubbard HSDePaul University
VibyanaSaclutiTaft HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
Beatrice NicoleSalasCrane Medical Prep HSGeorgetown University
AmalSalemHancock College Prep HSNorthwestern University
MoisesSalgadoWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
JadaShaversChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesDepauw University
McClaranShirleyWalter Payton College PrepOccidental College
AlexisSmithLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
DylanSpectorJones College Prep HSDartmouth College
KressStewartWalter Payton College PrepVanderbilt University
AndreTaylorGeorge Westinghouse College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MarcoVazquezNoble – MuchinColgate University
SpencerVazquezLincoln Park HSBard College
PetarVeljkovicLincoln Park HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
DanielVogwillChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
AnnieZhouWalter Payton College PrepOccidental College
IsabellaBig-HerreraGlenbrook South HSOakton Community College
RichardCzajkaGlenbrook North HSOakton Community College
August (Jack)DupuisGlenbard South HSOakton Community College
JulianFuleaNiles West HSOakton Community College
NathanMendezMaine South HSOakton Community College
PatrickMozdzierzMaine South HSOakton Community College
ParthviRanaMaine Township HS EastOakton Community College
SuhaSabaMaine Township HS EastOakton Community College
JuliaSalabajGlenbrook North HSOakton Community College
KristinaScavelliMaine South HSOakton Community College
AbigailAfriyieEvanston Township HSOakton Community College, School of the Art Institute Chicago
CaitlinChanMaine West HSOakton Community College, Oakton Nursing
ShairaPascuaMaine West HSOakton Community College, Northern Illinois University
ShreePatelMaine West HSOakton Community College, Northern Illinois University
AlexanderWagnerMaine South HSOakton Community College, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
First NameLast NameHSCollege 
CPS 2023TehilaAbdielGeorge Westinghouse College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023ImanAdetunjiNorthside College Prep HSWashington University in St. Louis
CPS 2023Doyin-solaAjijolaVon Steuben Metropolitan Science CenterNew York University
CPS 2023AliAlotbiSimeon Career AcademyOberlin College
CPS 2023BryamAlvaradoNorthside College Prep HSPrinceton University
CPS 2023SantiagoAlvarengaIntrinsic SchoolsUniversity of Illinois Chicago
CPS 2023MadisonBarreraJones College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023EiffelBayabanChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Chicago
CPS 2023PaolaBeltranChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023RaymondBernardoMather HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023JulianBrownWhitney Young Magnet HSGeorgetown University
CPS 2023LaurenCalvinKenwood AcademyColumbia University NY
CPS 2023AmadoCandelarioSolorio Academy HSHarvard College
CPS 2023HaleyCaoChicago HS for the ArtsColumbia University NY
CPS 2023CzarCarsonLindblom Math & Science AcademyCornell University
CPS 2023KelvinCastroSolorio Academy HSEmory University
CPS 2023JustinChenWhitney Young Magnet HSNorthwestern University
CPS 2023WendyChenWalter Payton College PrepNorthwestern University
CPS 2023AmariCraigPhoenix Military AcademyLuther College
CPS 2023SerenaEcholsMorgan Park HSSpelman College
CPS 2023AnthonyElizaldePhoenix Military AcademyNotre Dame University
CPS 2023AmyExpositoAmundsen HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023LillianGaskinChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023OmarGomezNoble – ITW David Speer AcademySkidmore College
CPS 2023SalifuHabibGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023JackHansenLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
CPS 2023AlanaHernandezKennedy HSStanford University
CPS 2023AndreaHernandezPhoenix Military AcademyUniversity of Dayton
CPS 2023JacquelineHernandezBack of the Yards College Prep HSDePaul University
CPS 2023RobertoHernandez JrCurie Metropolitan HSIllinois Institute of Technology
CPS 2023TeriHillKenwood AcademyUniversity of Southern California
CPS 2023SpencerHuynhWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Illinois Chicago
CPS 2023AtlasIllescasIntrinsic SchoolsUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
CPS 2023JoshuaJohnsonLindblom Math & Science AcademyWash University in St. Louis
CPS 2023LaurenKimNorthside College Prep HSHarvard College
CPS 2023GrantKochLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
CPS 2023MendyKongWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023PriscillaKwanWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023DakotaLaneWhitney Young Magnet HSLoyola University of Chicago
CPS 2023GabrielLaniewskiWhitney Young Magnet HSPrinceton University
CPS 2023JonathanLeeNorthside College Prep HSStanford University
CPS 2023AngieLiWalter Payton College PrepNorthwestern University
CPS 2023TCLittriceKing College PrepUniversity of Missouri
CPS 2023CatalinaMacLaughlinWalter Payton College PrepSyracuse University
CPS 2023AdamMaguireLindblom Math & Science AcademyMiddlebury College
CPS 2023MillieMartinezSteinmetz College PrepLoyola University of Chicago
CPS 2023TamaraMazetsWhitney Young Magnet HSFordham University
CPS 2023JadaMcDuffeyNoble – BakerUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
CPS 2023Yi RongMeiGeorge Westinghouse College PrepGeorgetown University
CPS 2023NicoleMeimarisWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Michigan
CPS 2023LlorenzMelitonNorthside College Prep HSCornell University
CPS 2023DianaMillerLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
CPS 2023JamesMulvaneyLane Technical College Prep HSNorthwestern University
CPS 2023InYoungNahNorthside College Prep HSKenyon College
CPS 2023CampbellO’ConorNorthside College Prep HSBrown University
CPS 2023MercyOladipoWhitney Young Magnet HSMassachusettes Institute of Technology
CPS 2023ElizabethPaniaguaAcero-GarciaIllinois Institute of Technology
CPS 2023NatividadPerezWhitney Young Magnet HSCarleton College
CPS 2023OliviaPfeifferJones College Prep HSGeorge Washington University
CPS 2023CadePinaltoLane Technical College Prep HSBaylor University
CPS 2023AriannaPulido-ZavalaKennedy HSFranklin & Marshall College
CPS 2023JosephRadinskyWhitney Young Magnet HSCarleton College
CPS 2023AlejandroRodriguezPhoenix Military AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023YunuenRodriguezHubbard HSIllinois Institute of Technology
CPS 2023JulieannaRuedaChicago Military Academy at BronzevilleKnox College
CPS 2023MykaSavageGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyHampton University
CPS 2023RilwanShittuWhitney Young Magnet HSVanderbilt University
CPS 2023RoyalShresthaLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023DanielSotoWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023EmaTakahashiWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023AliviaThomasLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
CPS 2023ReynaVilladaWalter Payton College PrepStanford University
CPS 2023JonathanWellsPerspectives – IIT Math & ScienceCornell University
CPS 2023TaylorWilsonKenwood AcademyFisk University
CPS 2023JasonYuJones College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
First NameLast NameHSCollege
MariamAjeigbeLindblom Math & Science AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JosephineAladesuruLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
DeenaAl-AliNorthside College Prep HSLoyola University Chicago
LauraArroyoLake View HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
FelipeAssumpcaoWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
NataliaAwishaMather HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
OlamideBabayejuNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Southern California
DuljoBardicVon Steuben Metropolitan Science CenterUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ColinBelpedioChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesIllinois State Universiity
IsmaelBeltranMansueto HSColorado College
KamerynBilboAmundsen HSNorth Park University
DeshunBrittenMorgan Park HSMurray State University
RuthCabralesNoble – MuchinUniversity of Texas – Arlington
LeslyeCalvilloProsser Career AcademyDePaul University
Kent BrylleCanonigoLane Technical College Prep HSMiddlebury College
CristianCarpioWalter Payton College PrepNorthwestern University
ValentinaCastroKennedy HSUniversity of Chicago
AllisonChhayWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
FionaCollinsNorthside College Prep HSTufts University
SebastianCortesGeorge Westinghouse College PrepUniversity of Illinois Chicago
AmajaCraftWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
LorettoCroftonWhitney Young Magnet HSSchool of the Art Institute Chicago
MaxwellCurryKenwood AcademyHoward University
RobertDaultonJones College Prep HSBob Jones University
AshleyDelgadoHubbard HSMacalester College
AbabacarDiagneCurie Metropolitan HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
KhaylahDotsonNoble – Gary ComerUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BritneyDuongVon Steuben Metropolitan Science CenterUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
EwanEvansVon Steuben Metropolitan Science CenterIllinois Institute of Technology
KatarinaFleischerSteinmetz College PrepLoyola University Chicago
JeremiahGavinNoble – MuchinUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
NathanielGomesKenwood AcademyUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MayaGrantLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SalomeHabtemichaelSenn HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
SabahatHaidariNorthside College Prep HSUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
SchylerHodgenTaft HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
DamaniHoodWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Southern California
JonathanHowellWalter Payton College PrepConnecticut College
KylaHubbardWhitney Young Magnet HSFlorida A&M
DavonteHudsonNoble – Chicago BullsTufts University
IsmaelIrizarryNoble – Noble StreetTrinity College
SaraJacobsWalter Payton College PrepNotre Dame University
AngelJimenezWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
GeorgeKrippnerDisney II Magnet HSUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
MichaelKutonLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
MaiaLeeGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyCornell University
JohnneishaLeeLindblom Math & Science AcademyBowdoin College
IsabelleLemmaNorthside College Prep HSColorado State University
CierraLemottGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyColumbia College Chicago
StevenLiWalter Payton College PrepStanford University
NancyLimonInfinity Math Science & Technology HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
JacquelineLopezPhoenix Military AcademyAgnes Scott College
KaylieLopezLane Technical College Prep HSLawrence University
FernandoMarinAmundsen HSUniversity of Illinois Chicago
JadaMcClainLane Technical College Prep HSSyracuse University
AnnaMeiWalter Payton College PrepUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
NeemaMorrisGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyNotre Dame University
MonfayeNabineNorthside College Prep HSBoston University
EricNieto GonzalezCurie Metropolitan HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
EmmanuelNodalWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Chicago
OwenOConnorKenwood AcademyUniversity of Southern California
AmalachukwuOkoyeGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademyLoyola University Chicago
RogelioRenteriaWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
GabrielleRienksChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BukolaRinolaSouth Shore International College Prep HSGeorge Washington University
AlisonRobersonGeorge Westinghouse College PrepUniversity of Michigan – Ann Arbor
ViareliRomanNoble – GolderUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
OliverRosalesSenn HSDePaul University
AaronRosario BrownIntrinsic SchoolsBradley University
MonicaSanchezLane Technical College Prep HSKnox College
OliviaSconyersLindblom Math & Science AcademyHoward University
AngelinaSergisMather HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
AngelSerratoHubbard HSDePaul University
RaquelSimpsonWalter Payton College PrepHoward University
SummerSmithKenwood AcademyNew York University
ParisSomervilleWhitney Young Magnet HSSouthern Illinois University-Edwardsville
BrentonSykesGwendolyn Brooks College Prep AcademySt Olaf College
ChloeThorpeWhitney Young Magnet HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
AlexaTorresCurie Metropolitan HSUniversity of Chicago
CristianTovarGeorge Westinghouse College PrepUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
KatherineVolovodovskayaLane Technical College Prep HSUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
DwayneWilliamsLindblom Math & Science AcademyLoyola University Chicago
JillianZiccaChicago HS for Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MarcusZinkeNorthside College Prep HSWake Forest University

WENTCHER SCHOLAR SUPPORT

The Wentcher Foundation’s programs offer support to scholars to help them thrive through college.

In addition to the financial award, the Wentcher Foundation offers hands-on guidance and resources for social, emotional and academic support, such as digital tutoring and access to online personal support. 


The Wentcher Foundation has focused career development efforts in assisting its scholars to secure paid summer internship opportunities in the Chicago area to build up both our scholars’ skills and experience, but also to ensure their diverse talent is reinvested in their home community.