Our 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients


The South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated awarded eight renewable college scholarships to recent high school graduates from Chicago’s Southland high schools.

Each scholar was awarded $2,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards are renewable for three additional years provided the student is making progress toward a degree.

This year’s winners and their high school alma maters are:

  • Kayla Lynn Bell (Thornwood High School)

  • Kristen Aleece Crowe (Carl Sandburg High School)

  • Simbiat Adeola Eji-Lasisi (Thornwood High School)

  • D’Anna Christin Hayes (Rich South High School)

  • Amari LaChey Sherise Henry (Thornton High School)

  • Emanuella Claudia Houngbo (Marian Catholic High School)

  • Darius Moore (Marian Catholic High School)

  • Jeffery Darnell Whatley (Thornton Fractional South High School)

Funds for the scholarships are raised annually at our annual holiday event. This year when we return to our dedicated fundraiser Hats On Scholarship Luncheon on April 28th. Find our more.