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<br /> PROGRAM IMPACT REPORT: FALL 2018<br /> PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS HOPE<br /> FOR THE SAFAKAS FAMILY<br /> Recent Harper College graduate Niki Safakas knows<br /> first-hand the financial burden that a scholarship can<br /> alleviate. As last year’s recipient of the Foundation’s<br /> Thomas E. Irwin Scholarship, she was able to shift<br /> her focus from her job to classwork, music and<br /> leadership development.<br /> The former Harper Student Trustee is hopeful the<br /> Promise Scholarship Program will offer similar relief<br /> in the future to her parents, who will soon have three<br /> daughters in college at the same time. Niki, who’s<br /> starting at Loyola University this fall to prepare for<br /> a career as a chemistry teacher, recently shared<br /> the impact that earning free tuition could have on<br /> her family:<br /> “As a first-generation college student, both my<br /> parents and I were unsure about how college worked<br /> or how much debt<a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=1"> PROGRAM IMPACT REPORT: FALL 2018 PROMISE SCHOL</a> <a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=2"> (continued from page one) I was able to resign f</a> <a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=3"> GIFTS OF $10,000+ AMITA BMO Harris Bank Laura J. </a> <a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=4"> Robert and Mary Beaubien Brenda J. Belarmino Jaso</a> <a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=5"> Sharon A. Martin Chris and Michael Matera Karen S</a> <a title="23587_FNDN_dm_Promise_Update_Q4_REV1 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f91b8238?page=6"> 1200 West Algonquin Road Palatine, IL 6006</a>