Prep for the future—2017 Scholarship Campaign
The Prep for the Future 2017 scholarship campaign directly supports diverse, need-based scholarship students participation in the Foresight Prep @ Oberlin program. Foresight is committed to offering an equitable and inclusive programs that cultivate a more representative pipeline of future leaders. More than two-thirds of our attendees receive need-based financial aid, the majority of which is provided by individual donations. Thanks to these funds, the program has empowered past students to succeed.
Previous participants have gone on to lead sustainability organizations at their respective high schools, colleges, and universities, win awards and grant funding for sustainability projects, and more. They emerge equipped with the insights and strategies required to create change and become part of an ongoing network to support their future college and career success.
All contributors receive weekly e-postcards during the program, an end-of-summer report written by students and staff, and a donation acknowledgement letter.
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.
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Foresight Design Initiative
4619 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the following for contributing more than $50,000 to our 2017 scholarship fund! It has empowered some amazing emerging leaders from across the country to learn, connect and grow!
& Manda Gillespie
Jim and Mary Beth Nicholson
Questions about giving?
Contact Tim Jones-Yelvington