Nolan Scholars Program of Studies
Academics - Enrichment - Service
Nolan Scholar students
▪perform within a certain percentile on entrance exam.
▪exhibit academic excellence.
▪are highly motivated learners.
▪show evidence of leadership and service to others.
▪thrive in a challenging environment.
▪embrace enrichment opportunities
▪Advanced courses of study
▪Opportunities for competitive academic challenges
▪Participation in enrichment and college experiences
▪Special mentoring for course selections and college planning
▪ACT preparation in a small group setting
▪Support network and positive role models for academic achievement
▪Individualized focus on college applications, essays, and interview process
▪Enhanced acceptance and financial scholarship opportunities for college
|▪Barrington Leadership Workshop
▪Capture My Chicago
Stock Market Game
Personal Financial Challenge
EverFi Financial Literacy Program
▪Medicine – Emergency Response
|▪Relay for Life/ACS|
Elmwood Park Relay
Light the Way Assembly
▪Habitat for Humanity
▪Ronald McDonald House
Sweetest Day Race – Grant Park
Make-a-Meal – Lincoln Park
Fashion Show Assembly
▪ American Heart Association
Red Out Day
▪College Visits & Speakers
United States Naval Academy
University of Notre Dame
▪College Inventories—major and career selections
▪100% college acceptance rate since the first Nolan graduating class.
▪Average ACT for four year Nolan Scholars is a 28.
|▪Nolan College Acceptances|
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – College of Engineering
Texas A & M
University of Illinois – Chicago Honors College
Purdue University – College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Minnesota – St. Paul
Indiana University – Bloomington
▪Scholarship Funding Available to Nolan Scholars
▪December 2, 2017
▪Bring #2 pencils, calculator, social security number;
▪$25 test fee, cash, check or money order.
▪8 am Optional parent information coffee.
▪February 1-6. 2018
▪Acceptance letter to Guerin mailed with invitations to apply to Nolan Scholars program based on test score, academic record, recommendations.
▪February 6, 2018
▪“Got into Guerin” Night—test scores and registration info distributed.
▪Nolan Scholar application must be completed and received at Guerin Prep. An interview may have been scheduled.
▪February 15, 2018
▪Student Registration 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
▪Notification of acceptance into Nolan Scholars..
|Freshman Year Requirements|
▪Must take a minimum of two honors classes per semester
▪Work with an academic counselor
▪Maintain a 3.65 GPA
▪Adhere to the Nolan Scholars Code of Conduct.
▪Participate in enrichment opportunities such as:
•$1,500 to each of top 10 scorers + Scholar invitation
•$1,000 to each of the next 15 scorers + Scholar invitation
•Additional $2,000 if accepted as a Nolan Scholar for each of your four years at Guerin Prep.
|History of the Nolan Scholars Program
▪Named for Sr. Nancy Nolan, S.P. - President Emeritus
▪Nine years of service, first as president of Mother Theodore Guerin, then Guerin Prep High School
▪Nolan program started in 2008
▪Academic, Enrichment, and Service are the key elements of the Nolan program