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Somos Acero Scholarship and Annual Achievement Luncheon

Somos Acero Scholarship


The Somos Acero Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements of our students and to support their educational journeys when they graduate from high school. A unique feature of the scholarship is that it is awarded to elementary school graduates as well as the graduates of our three high schools. Our goal is to encourage all of our students to pursue the collegiate education of their choice and to remain rooted in our community of scholars.


From our beginnings, we sought to provide excellent educational opportunities for our community members and our Somos Scholarship winners embody our success in that endeavor. Acero 8th-grade and high school graduates go on to attend Acero high schools, prestigious secondary schools, and a diverse representation of colleges, trade schools, and universities across the nation. Wherever they go they represent the Acero vision.


In the midst of a global pandemic, we virtually granted 16 scholarships to deserving Acero students. Not only did these students stand out through their academic achievements but they also embodied the Acero values of Achievement, Community, Excellence, Resilience and Optimism. 


In May, we will commemorate 16 new Somos Scholars, at our Annual Somos Acero Celebration. 


Thank you to all of our sponsors, families and scholars for your support. It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to provide students with scholarship funding. 



For more information on the 2022 Somos Scholarship Fundraiser, click the links below.
Paper Application: If you would like a paper application mailed to your home please contact Acero Schools at (312)-637-3900.
If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2022 Somos Scholarship Fundraiser, please select from the options below.
Watch 2020 Somos Scholar recipient, Cristal Vargas, share her story, advice, and college plans all made possible by her hard work and the Somos Scholarship fund.
Somos 2020 Winners
2021 Somos Acero Achievement Celebration
In May of 2021 we continued to host our annual Somos Acero Achievement Luncheon virtually.  All 16 Somos Scholars were presented their awards at home with a celebration meal provided by our friends at, Mi Tierra! Click below to watch the virtual #SomosScholarship Celebration. #WeAreAcero #SomosAcero
For the third year Acero Schools hosted its annual Somos Aceros luncheon to award 16 deserving and academically accomplished Acero students with scholarships to help further their educations, specifically focused on college. While the event was virtual due to extenuating circumstances, Acero employees were able to present 16 students with Somos Scholarship certificates representing awards of $500 or more to be used toward college tuition. This year our meal service provider. OrganicLife,  generously donated $10,000  for our scholars!
CEO, Richard L. Rodriguez, has said "Nothing is more important than investing in the future successes of our scholars and our communities. We are deeply committed to this work and incredibly thankful to the individuals and organizations that continue to invest in our life-long learners, discerners and doers."
In addition to the 16 Somos Acero Scholarships given, 4 Argonne National HLC Opportunity awards were presented. These awards, in the amount of $250, were granted to 8th grade students to help cover fees for awardees entering their first year of high school.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests for your support. It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to provide students with scholarship funding.