Trinity Christian College Partners with Chicago Public High School to Offer Annual Scholarships
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Trinity is proud to announce a new partnership with North Lawndale College Prep (NLCP), a Chicago Public School on the city’s West Side, that will open up opportunities for up to five students every year to receive a scholarship that will completely cover their tuition, room, and board expenses for four years.
On Feb. 18, Trinity became the newest member of the Phoenix Pact. The Phoenix Pact is a program that makes it possible for graduates of NLCP to attend the college where they are most likely to succeed, rather than having to settle for the college they can afford and access.
“This type of partnership fits in perfectly with Trinity’s mission and calling,” said Jeremy Klyn, Director of Admissions at Trinity Christian College. “I have seen many students from the Chicago area who badly want to attend Trinity. However, many cannot afford the cost of room and board at the college and do not have the resources to provide their own transportation, even though our campus is just a few miles from Chicago.”
By making it possible for students to enroll at Trinity and live on campus, they are much more likely to succeed and graduate in four years. “That is the ultimate goal at Trinity,” said Klyn.
“Our students represent some of the best and brightest in the City of Chicago,” said Christopher Kelly, Chief Operating Officer at NLCP. “However, many of them are low-income or first-generation students, and they face many hurdles to attend a traditional four-year college. With Trinity as the newest member of the Phoenix Pact, even more of our students will be able to realize their full potential and attend college.”
Up to five students who meet specific academic requirements in high school and are accepted to Trinity Christian College are eligible for this award. Selected students will have their tuition, room and board expenses completely covered for four years.