About Green Halo Scholars

We help students create a future beyond limits

Help scholars achieve their dreams

Green Halo Scholars was founded in 2017 by Sally Guglielmo. Our mission is to support, mentor, and expand opportunities for motivated and committed first-generation and low-income students in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

Through college counseling, financial guidance, and career resources, we stand with our Scholars as they apply to college, navigate campus, and pursue their postgraduate dreams.

Our scholars are nominated to participate by their school counselor based on their academic achievement. They are required to attend regular meetings with their mentor, in addition to workshops and college visits hosted by Green Halo Scholars.

The Class of 2021 received $4.48M in scholarships and grants from the institutions they chose to attend. On average, 77% of the cost of attendance was covered by grants and scholarships. The average student gap (money not covered by grants and scholarships) was $2690.

Our 2022 – 2023 School Year By The Numbers

The following numbers represent students who were helped with book expenses, SAT & ACT prep, enrollment & housing deposit fees, OnSite College and Leadership Forum, application essay support, professional college counseling, and more.

25 / 22

Scholars / Mentors


Free or Reduced Lunch


First-Generation College




Hispanic / LatinX





High Schools We Serve

Proviso East High School

Hinsdale Central High School

Hinsdale South High School

Downers Grove South High School

Bolingbrook High School

Lyons Township High School

Our class of 2022 chose to attend the following institutions

College of DuPage

Columbia College-Chicago

Elmhurst University (2)

Hillsdale College

Hope College (2)

Illinois State University (3)

Knox College

Michigan State University

Northern Illinois University (3)

North Central College

Northwestern University (3)

Purdue University

Southern Illinois University

Texas Southern University

University of Dayton

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

University of Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Pickleball Friend

Second Annual Pickleball Friendraiser!

Thursday, June 20 from 5-8 p.m. | Ruth Lake Paddle Hut<

Last year, over 100 of our closest friends helped us raise $11,000 to support our College Access and Success Program. This allowed us to expand our services to include things like college tours, mental health counseling, and summer course funding.

We hope you will join us on the courts!