College Bound Opportunities (CBO) is getting ready to select sophomore students for their college scholarship and mentoring program. CBO is a not-for-profit organization that provides qualifying students from Deerfield High School, Highland Park High School, Cristo Rey St. Martin, Buffalo Grove High School, and Vernon Hills High School with personal mentoring, academic support, career preparation, and financial support as needed while in college. In the thirteen years of its existence, CBO has assisted more than 200 students in realizing their goal of a college education.
To qualify as a CBO scholar, you must:
- be a high school sophomore
- have a strong academic record with an average GPA of B- or greater
- must demonstrate real financial need
If you are selected as a CBO scholar, you will be paired with a CBO mentor. Your mentor will work with you, your family, and your school and college counselors to help you determine which college is best for you academically, socially, culturally and financially. Your mentor may also help you complete applications for admission and scholarships, and CBO will help you and your family with the application for financial aid. Your mentor will continue to coach you during your four years of college. CBO also offers you the opportunity to earn a monetary scholarship that is renewable each year of college, providing you maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and carry the minimum number of credit hours each semester that will allow you to graduate in four years.
To learn more, please consider attending an informational meeting:
Parents/Guardians: Monday, April 15th at 7:00pm at Highland Park High School in the library
Students: Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30am and 3:20pm in the CCRC (I-100)
Students, if you plan on applying, please note that you are required to submit a teacher and counselor letter of recommendation with your application. Please be sure you have a letter of recommendation waiver form on file.
Click here for the application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 17th