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Information for Organizations and Schools

Our Community-Based Organization partnerships support future leaders of color. By coming together with our network of Chicagoland partners and high schools, Elmhurst University empowers students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education to become those future leaders.

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of partnering with the University.

We support our students in the following ways:

Our Last Dollar Scholarship (LDS) award grants our eligible recipients 100% demonstrated financial need for tuition. Students must cover room and board, in addition to their estimated family contribution (EFC) as determined by their FAFSA filing.

The United Scholars LLC is a unique housing option for our qualifying LDS recipients. Students are enrolled in customized housing, complete with programming and counseling designed specifically for these scholars.

Our standard support services and dedicated staff guide our students along their university journey. Students will benefit from our smaller campus, hands-on approach and career advising.

Programs such as our advising centers and guaranteed internship placement give our scholars access to powerful career prep tools.

Building a Network for Chicago’s Brightest

For our partnerships, we look for commitment beyond just placing the student into college or paying the bill. We seek partners who:

  • Share our outreach attempts and drive ideal candidates to our recruitment events.
  • Help provide access opportunities to potential students, such as virtual information sessions, onsite admission events and financial aid seminars throughout the admission cycle.
  • Provide continued support throughout the award recipients’ first year in coordination with our United Scholars Living and Learning Community.

In order to become a partner, please contact Adrian Dominguez at (630) 617-3086 or email adrian.dominguez@elmhurst.edu.

Our Partners

Community-Based Organization Partners
  • Chicago Scholars
  • OneGoal
  • Phoenix Pact
  • Mercy Home
  • Waukegan2College
High Schools Partners
  • Amundsen
  • Intrinsic School
  • Benito Juarez Community Academy
  • Sarah Goode STEM Academy
  • Rowe-Clarke
  • Phoenix Military Academy
  • North Lawndale College Prep

Adrian Dominguez

Senior Admission Counselor
Office of Admission

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