College And Scholarships

Welcome College Interested and College students to our Web Page!

The Back of the Yards College support group meets 3-4 times a year - to check in with each other on our how our dreams for a higher education are supported, and generally just to get to know one another who are serving the Back of the Yards neighborhood, in one way or another.

If you have not signed up yet to receive updated information on the scholarship meetings and college support group please send a request to to sign up! You will be sent an invitation to attend a support group gathering of students throughout the year.

The 2025 Scholarship Application will be made available next April, 2025. And the next Peace and Education Scholarship fundraiser will take place May 3, 2025! Stay tuned!

Scholarships Given since 1997



$ M+


2024 Scholarship

ALL Applications DUE FRIDAY, MAY 10, 5:00 pm.
Building A Better World For And With Our Young People

Please consider a donation to the Peace and Education Coalition (PEC). The annual fundraiser for Scholarships will be held on May 3rd, 2025. Donations are accepted at any time. Your donation helps support scholarships for young people with a dream for a higher education and who have provided service to our community. This is our 28th year in providing scholarships to our youth. For more information please write to:

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