College Scholarship Program

2016 College Scholarship Program Winners

2016 College Scholarship Program Winners

Everyone Deserves an Education

There are approximately 44 million Americans with student loan debt. Student loan borrowers with outstanding student loans is $1.26 trillion
-(Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

We are here to lessen the financial burden for graduating high school seniors in some small way!

Funding for College Scholarship Program is made possible through the generorosity of:

Each year we provide scholarships to deserving Illinois high school seniors so they can attend college. We offer $2,500 scholarships for graduating seniors. This can be applied to their freshmen year of studies. 

All applications for 2017's College Scholarship Program must be sent to the Back 2 School Illinois office at 3959 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 and must be postmarked by
April 1st in order to qualify. 

Eligibility and contest guidelines can be found in the application below. 



Recipients of the scholarship will receive two complementary tickets to attend Back 2 School Illinois’s Kickoff Event on May 4th as well as a speed reading & memory training course courtesy of Iris Reading. To learn more visit Iris Reading.


Applications for 2017 available now:


One of our goals is making sure that all schoolchildren have access to equal opportunities. To help ensure students have internet access we are working with Comcast to promote their Internet Essentials Program, which aims to give them greater access to academic resources and employment possibilities