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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.  Acero 8th grade graduates go on to attend neighborhood, selective enrollment, parochial and our Acero high schools. Wherever they go they represent our vision to “provide educational opportunities that will launch the next generation of extraordinary life-long learners, discerners and doers.”


This year, we 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 June, the Somos Scholars were recognized, virtually, at our Annual Somos Acero Celebration where they received their awards from our Chief Executive Officer, Richard L. Rodriguez.  


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. 

Update to Annual Somos Acero Achievement Luncheon
This year we, unfortunately, were unable to host our annual Somos Acero Achievement Luncheon. Although our school year has been altered due to uncertain times, one thing is for certain--our commitment to our scholars' success.
We are excited to announce that in lieu of the luncheon, we successful hosted a virtual event to celebrate our scholars and present our scholarship winners with the Somos Scholarship! Click below to watch the #SomosScholarship Celebration. #WeAreAcero #SomosAcero
2020 Winners
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Paper Application: If you would like a paper application mailed to your home please contact Acero Schools at (312)-637-3900.
On June 12, 2019, Acero Schools hosted its annual Somos Aceros luncheon to award 15 deserving and academically accomplished Acero students with scholarships to help further their educations, specifically focused on college. CEO Richard Rodriguez presented 15 students with Somos Scholarship certificates representing awards of $500 or more to be used toward college tuition.
 "Through the scholarships offered today, we hope to pass on our love of learning and help open more doors of opportunity to our students." said Rodriguez.  "This is how WE build community." 
In addition to the 15 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.
The event concluded by honoring our 19 Teacher of the Year and New Teacher of the Year awardees. 
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.