Welcome to Pursue Scholars

About Pursue Scholars

Pursue Scholars holistically (spiritually, socially, and financially) supports emerging urban Christian leaders in their pursuit of higher education. We are looking for the next generation of leaders.

Our staff and volunteers identify, train, and offer ongoing support to emerging urban leaders as they pursue higher education.  Our vision is to see communities throughout the city of Chicago transformed as a new generation of leaders invests themselves into our neighborhoods.

Financial Support

Our Scholars receive an annual scholarship of $500-5000 (or even a full full-year scholarship through the Act Six program – Find out more). Also, scholars are able to apply for additional funding for educational and mission trips.

Leadership Programs

We provide resources that will help further enhance our scholars’ effectiveness as leaders. This support comes by way of training, consistent correspondence, mentors, care packages, retreats, networking, and more.

Spiritual Support

We are strategic about investing in the spiritual formation of our scholars. The college years are a critical time for setting the foundation for a lifetime.

Lifelong Friendships

Many of our scholars build strong new relationships with people of diverse background. This helps them engage different perspectives and further strengthen their leadership skills.

Social Support

We offer a community of support to students. Our networking opportunities create a connection with staff & volunteers, foster a sense of community between scholars, and help with employment after college.

Professional Skills

Not only do we help scholars build a resume that is both fresh and professional, we help them find the opportunities to build their professional skills such as event planning, fundraising, and personal branding.

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Upcoming Events

Come find out more about Pursue Scholars by attending or volunteering at the upcoming events.

Golf Outing

Golf Outing

Seven Bridges Golf Club • One Mulligan Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517