2017 Scholarship fund
Foresight is committed to offering a diverse, equitable and inclusive program that cultivates a more representative pipeline of future leaders. More than two-thirds of our participants receive need-based financial aid, the majority of that is provided by individual donations. Thanks to these funds, the program has financially broken even and empowered past students to succeed.
Contributors receive an acknowledgement letter and end-of-summer report written by participants and staff. Foresight Design Initiative is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Curious about the students your gift supports? Please see below for brief profiles of some of this summer's scholarship applicants.
Suggested Giving Levels
$100 (25 remaining): classroom materials for one seminar
$500 (10 remaining): honorariums for 2 inspiring guest speakers
$1,500 (6 remaining): field trip costs for one seminar
$2,000 (2 remaining): one residential assistant college student mentor
$3,500 (8 remaining): full tuition and room and board
$5,000 (3 remaining): room and board for one seminar’s scholarship recipients
$25,000 (4 remaining): underwrites one of the six seminars
Sending a check helps us make your dollars go further by avoiding credit card processing fees. Checks can be made out and sent to:
Foresight Design Initiative
4619 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Ste 305
Chicago, Il 60640
Please include Foresight Prep on the memo line.
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2017 Scholarship Applicants
Our 2017 scholarship students are diverse in identities, experiences and interests, but united by their passion for creating positive social, environmental and economic change. This year's high-potential applications include:
C.L., 16 y.o., Phoenix
Vietnamese-American, aspiring first generation college student. Passionate about working globally to help countries cooperate to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
I.O., 15 y.o., North Carolina
Daughter of Nigerian immigrants. As a member of her school's environmental club, leading the charge on securing more board of trustee and student support for recycling.
P.J., 16 y.o., Chicago
African American, aims to become a lobbyist to prevent land contamination.
T.A., 16 y.o., Tucson
Arab American, plans to leverage his budding interest in policy advocacy to create comprehensive immigration reform.
I.L., 15 y.o., Phoenix
Latino, anticipates using business and his passion for logic-based problem-solving to address pollution.
A.J. 17 y.o., Portland
African American, hoping to study urban planning in college, and address the racialized achievement gap.
E.S., 17 y.o., Chicago
Latina, fascinated by economics, and wants to spur community economic development in urban neighborhoods.
O.G., 18 y.o., Detroit
A current participant in Black Lives Matter, eager to apply new insights and lessons to their movement building work.
Questions about giving?
Contact Tim Jones-Yelvington