This page is specifically for OneGoal Fellows. If you are unsure if you are a OneGoal Fellow, scroll down below the video to the section labeled “How do you know if you’re a OneGoal Fellow?” If you are a Fellow, this page is here for you to explore the additional supports that are available to you as a part of our core program.
Is a financial barrier preventing you from enrolling in or remaining enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or certificate program? Fellows and Alumni are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 in support this semester to assist with eligible expenses. Click the button below for our Emergency Fund application. The application includes eligibility information, which you should read before applying. Have questions about the Emergency Fund? Email chi.emergencyfund@
Best for: Anyone enrolled or intending to enroll at a 2- or 4-year college looking to connect with a professionally-trained, recent college graduate who will serve as your personal coach during your next two years of college.
Eligibility: High school class of 2021 & 2022 intending to enroll or already enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college.
Learn more by watching this video.
Our Four-Year Partners
|Partner Institution||What OneGoal Fellows Need to Know|
|Augustana College||All incoming OneGoal students will gain access to Augustana’s Community Based Organization (CBO) Scholars Program + Grant, which includes:
|Columbia College||CPS Scholarship! Columbia now offers a scholarship especially for OneGoal Fellows with a 2.75 GPA or higher. Fellows can earn up to $13,500 each year!|
|DePaul University||DePaul has remained a top choice for many Fellows going into fields like education, journalism + communication, computer science + gaming, and medicine. Use BlueStar to stay connected to your online academic advising and support system of advisors and instructors. Chicago Community College Transfer Scholarship offers $6,000 to students seeking to transfer to DePaul after completing their Associates Degree at a community college.|
|Dominican University||OneGoal Scholarship! All Fellows who are admitted to Dominican as freshmen are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship that will get renewed every year. All Fellows get automatic access and enrollment into Blueprints for Success: Identity 101 in their first semester where they will receive hands-on support with things like time management, study skills, financial literacy, and more.|
|Elmhurst College||United Scholars Scholarship is a scholarship and cohort program awarded to two OneGoal Fellows each year and will cover any gap you have in financial aid, including for those Fellows who choose to live with the cohort on campus in the United Scholars dorm.|
|Illinois State University||Illinois State has been a OneGoal partner since 2014 and has some of our highest persistence rates for Fellows. Poshlyn Nicholson is OneGoal’s campus liaison at ISU and leads the MASAI peer mentoring program for first year students. Along with her team, she provides Fellows with one-on-one academic, financial, and personal support.|
|National Louis University||NLU is one of the most affordable undergraduate programs in Illinois that can often be paid for entirely through MAP and Pell Grants depending on a student’s FAFSA. The Eagle Dream Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to undocumented students. Through NLU’s Pathways Program, students attend classes Mon/Wed and complete the rest online and are each given a Success Coach who offers one-on-one support.|
|North Park University||North Park has been a partner since 2017 and has been a true champion of OneGoal Fellows ever since. Our OneGoal liaison, Evelyn Aucutt, is your go-to person on campus for help and guidance. The COMPASS program provides all first year students with a special summer orientation that helps prepare you for the academic and social transitions ahead. The OneGoal Scholarship at North Park provides a $2,000 renewable scholarship to all Fellows who enroll as freshmen!|
|Northern Illinois University||Our contact in the Academic Advising Center, Michelle Pickett, along with her staff, are there to support OneGoal Fellows who need help with course scheduling, identifying a future major, and getting connected to academic tutoring.|
|Quincy University||Quincy University is a small, Catholic, liberal arts college about 5 hours away from Chicago located in a rural town in Western Illinois. They welcome all faiths and value diversity, service, leadership, inclusiveness, accountability, pursuit of knowledge, justice and peace. There are about 1,100 total undergraduate students on campus representing 30 states and 12 countries.|
|Roosevelt University (merged w/Robert Morris University||Roosevelt University (RU) by way of the former Robert Morris University Illinois a has been a OneGoal partner since 2014, and received the 2019 Outstanding Postsecondary Partner Award last year. The campus is located in downtown Chicago, on Michigan and Van Buren. Roosevelt University is a liberal arts school with over 70 undergraduate programs.|
|Saint Xavier University||Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a Catholic university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, and has been a OneGoal Partner since 2017. The campus is located at 3700 W 103rd Street on the Southwest Side of Chicago.|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC is comprised of various buildings located near Greektown and South Loop in Chicago, IL.|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||University of Illinois – Springfield (UIS) is located in rural Illinois, just 200 miles Southwest of Chicago (about a 3 hour drive). UIS has been a OneGoal post-secondary partner since 2014. Our OneGoal champion on campus is Aaron Boettcher, Sr. Admissions Counselor, email@example.com. Send any questions his way! Nursing Scholarships: Springfield hospitals are able to provide students with $7,500-$12,000 based on GPA of 3.25 or above.|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is located in Urbana and Champaign, IL (140 miles South of Chicago) and is the first University of Illinois. There are a total of 33,700 undergraduate + 14,700 graduate students on UIUC’s campus, representing 50 states and 116 countries. In order for OneGoal to continue to support students at UIUC, students must complete a FERPA Waiver at UIUC’s registrar once officially enrolled. This waiver allows OneGoal staff and Program Directors access to information on student academic progress.|
|Western Illinois University||Western Illinois University (WIU) is located in Macomb, IL, a small, rural area, just a 4 hour drive Southwest of Chicago, IL. There are about 5,408 undergraduate students and 888 graduate students, so the campus is relatively small.|
Our 2-Year and Alternative Program Partners
|Partner Institution||What OneGoal Fellows Need to Know|
|Arrupe College||75% of students graduate from Arrupe with little to no debt. Arrupe is a great 2-year option with a strong graduation rate. Arrupe welcomes and supports undocumented students and offers financial aid and scholarships via THEDREAM.US|
|Harold Washington College (CCC)||Harold Washington College (HWC) is located in the heart of the Loop and right across the street from the OneGoal Chicago office. This CCC campus is one of OneGoals oldest partners among all 7 CCC institutions in the district. Deans Jacqueline Werner and Patricia Cuevas are very familiar with OneGoal and work to guide all advisors and admissions counselors to support Harold Washington Fellows in need.|
|Daley College (CCC)||Daley College is located on the Southwest Side of Chicago at 7500 South Pulaski Road and operates an additional satellite location, Arturo Velasquez Institute, at 2800 South Western Avenue. The Disability Access Center (DAC) offers support to Fellows who are seeking IEP accommodations. You should visit the office and provide documentation to ensure you begin the term with the appropriate supports in place.|
|Kennedy King College (CCC)||Kennedy-King College is located on the Southside of Chicago, on the border of the Englewood community. The campus serves as the City College hub for Culinary, Hospitality, and Construction Technology programs. There two satellite campuses, Dawson Technical Institute and Washburne Culinary Institute.|
|Malcolm X College (CCC)||Malcolm X College (MXC) is located near the Illinois Medical District and is one of the largest selections of health sciences degrees in Cook County. Omar Juarez is the OneGoal advisor and the best person to consult about registration, course selection or participation in special programs related to your major of choice.|
|Olive-Harvey College (CCC)||Olive-Harvey College is the largest of the city college’s campuses, and is located at 10001 South Woodlawn Avenue in southeast Chicago. It offers a number of programs in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) with a focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road. Dean of Enrollment Management, Shaun Manning, works closely with OneGoal to share opportunities that OneGoal Fellows should participate in on campus.|
|Truman College (CCC)||Located in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood, Truman College students come from 160 different countries speaking more than 90 different languages. Truman College offers a combination of certificates and associate degrees with an emphasis on education, human and natural sciences.|
|Wilbur Wright College (CCC)||Wright’s main campus is in Chicago at 4300 North Narragansett Avenue. Wright’s satellite campus is the Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, 1645 North California Avenue in Chicago. Wright College has two advisors that connect with OneGoal staff on a monthly basis, but students can be assigned to one of the other 18 different advisors on campus. Liz Miazek and Yolanda Martinez are some of our main adviser contacts, but every student has their own advisor.|
|YearUp||Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.|
Management Leaders for Tomorrow is a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for more people of color to climb the corporate ladder. If you are a rising sophomore and you fit the following criteria, you can apply and be matched with an MLT coach to help guide you through the rest of your college experience and career preparation after you graduate.
*For applicants with a college GPA below 2.8, consideration may be given to one’s cumulative high school record, standardized test scores, academic honors, or demonstrated improvement in the current semester or summer courses.