School and Academics
Bottom Line offers free one-on-one advising throughout student’s entire college application process. They assist with: deciding what college to apply to, writing your college essay, applying for financial aid, searching for scholarships and more! Visit their website for more information and how to apply.
The college scholarship program is only for current residents of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) currently listed on a CHA lease. The applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall. Accordingly, applicants can include current high school seniors, undergraduate students continuing their studies, or adults seeking to start a post-secondary program in the fall. Applications typically open at the start of the calendar year and need to be submitted early May. Check the website for specifics and information on how to apply.
- The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, for students pursuing careers as video game creators
- The ESA Foundation LGBTQ+ support scholarship, for students pursuing video game arts degrees while actively supporting their LGBTQ+ communities
- The ESA Foundation esports scholarship, for students who play esports on a collegiate team and are pursuing a four-year, academic degree
Visit their website for more information and how to apply.
Recognize that your Little is struggling in some subjects, but unsure as to how you can provide some assistance? Khan Academy is a free learning and tutoring resource tailored for Littles of all ages, and all subjects. Littles will get a personalized learning dashboard that will guide them through each subject (like a personal coach) while using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps while suggesting skills to practice. Littles will also recieve fun rewards along the way like badges, energy points, and avatars. There are over 100,000 interactive exercises, projects, videos, and articles–and this resource is free!
You will need to create a Khan Academy account in order to get started, but everything is absolutely free. Khan Academy serves children from K-12 and a number of subjects. This site also includes SAT and CAHSEE prep, advice on getting into college, computer programming, and much more! See below for an example.
Need assistance for the SATs? Your Little can take practice tests!