Thank you to generous donors and great volunteers that helped raise over $330,000 for student scholarships at the 7th Annual Golf Outing at Cantigny Golf Course on September 25th.

It was a great day. Congrats to John Brisson and Maggie Leen, who won the United Airline tickets!

Next year, mark your calendars for September 24th at Cantigny!

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with the Empower Scholarship Fund, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the following veterinary scholarships:

Dr. Jeremy Buishas Veterinary Scholarship – up to $5,000

Dr. John Coyne Veterinary Scholarship – up to $5,000

Joyce Novotny Scholarship – Blue Buffalo Foundation – up to $15,000

Dr. Arlene Rodriguez Veterinary Scholarship – up to $5,000

The application period will begin on July 30, 2018 and conclude on September 17, 2018. Awards are given to those who qualify. Fill out the application completely and submit all supporting documents by the deadline. Scholarship recipients will be announced in November. Scholarship awards will be directed to the institution to be applied to tuition and education expenses beginning in January of 2019.

To register and apply, go to

Scholarships are not disbursed in a lump sum. Awards are disbursed in divided installments based on your current enrollment up to the total value of the award. Awards are directed to your campus and will be applied towards tuition and fees.

Amazon Prime Day begins on July 16th at 12pm PT/3pm ET and you can support EMPOWER by shopping. How cool is that? Follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to AmazonSmile on your desktop or mobile phone
  2. Search – Type in “Empower Scholarship Fund
  3. Select Empower Scholarship Fund – Downers Grove
  4. Shop!

Thank you for your continued support of EMPOWER Scholarship Fund where we empower students to reach their goals.

Awarded 477 applicants an Empower Scholarship Fund Award for the academic year 2018-19 with 61 being renewable up to 3 years! Just under $1M to empower students in achieving their academic goals! Soon to be come, quotes and pictures of some of the recipients.

Your scholarship application is currently under review by a committee. The Board of Directors of the Empower Scholarship Fund will be meeting this Thursday, 5/17 to approve the recommendations given by the committee on scholarship recipients.

The week of May 21st, the scholarship announcements will be made via email to the applicants and posted on AwardSpring.

Thank you for submitting your application.

Marianne Hulbert, Events Mgr. and Katrina McGuire Marketing Mgr.

Meet Marianne Hulbert and Katrina McGuire, newest members of the ESF team.

Working with John Stachniak, National Director of Advancement, the team strives to help keep education within reach by providing financial support in the form of scholarships to qualifying students.

Marianne’s role is Events Manager and will be planning events starting with the Golf Outing this coming September. Katrina’s role is Marketing Manager focusing on branding and getting the word out about scholarships and the student recipients.

Working together with the generous support of our donors, we are empowering students with scholarships to help them achieve their goals.

Congratulations to our winners! 

This year’s raffle was offered to Adtalem colleagues and our partner vendors which there was a winner from each group!

Thanks for participating in the Empower Scholarship Fund raffle.  All proceeds will be used to support our students.  Nearly $14,000 was raised and 195 tickets were sold.

 Grand Prize Winner – Steven Saraceno, Hype Inc.

Steven will receive two roundtrip business-class tickets on United Airlines for travel to/from 50 United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Europe, South America, Micronesia, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India or the Middle East.

 “It is an honor to support an incredible organization that helps students achieve their goals.  Being an educator and owner of a development firm specializing in eLearning, I’m passionate about helping the next generation.  As for winning the grand prize, it will be a wonderful treat for my wife and me.  The options are almost overwhelming!”

Steven Saraceno

 Second Place Winner – Dr. Charles Hutchison, Adtalem Global Education Colleague

Charles will receive two roundtrip business/first-class tickets on United Airlines for travel to/from the 50 United States, Canada, Mexico or Central America.

 “Our students and their education should be our only focus and priority from the top down.  If we do that well, the business end will flourish.  So, if I can help them in some tiny way, that pleases me.”

Dr. Charles Hutchison




“I am blessed to receive this scholarship from Chamberlain University. It has eased some stress of paying for my final semesters. This scholarship will help me finish strong and make the transition from being a student to a Registered Nurse a little easier. I am so thankful for all the opportunities that Chamberlain has offered me during my time here.”

Roshani Patel
Chamberlain College of Nursing Scholarship – Central-West Region
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2018