About Green Halo Scholars
We help students create a future beyond limits
Green Halo Scholars was founded in 2017 by Sally Guglielmo and Vandana Bahl. 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
Hispanic / LatinX