College Help for High School Students, Families at Lewis

College Admissions Help for High School Students, Families at Feb. 17 Fulfilling the Dream Conference

Published: January 24, 2024.

Black high school students can find out tips and information on the college admissions process, financing higher education and making the most out of their educational experience at the annual Lewis University Fulfilling the Dream Conference. 

From 8:30 a.m. - noon on February 17 in Lewis University’s Academic Science Center, attendees can learn about college admissions, the financial aid process, and post-graduation success. 

Visit before February 3 to save your spot. 

Dr. Leonard McKinnis, assistant professor of religion and black studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will offer the keynote address. Also, attendees will receive tips and information about the financial aid process and making college affordable. Also, attendees will hear the perspective of current Lewis University students during a Black Student Panel.  

High school students needing transportation from Bolingbrook High School to Lewis University can visit to sign up for transportation. 

The Fulfilling the Dream Conference, named after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s historic speech and philosophy, has helped increase college accessibility to Black high school students for almost 20 years. This conference is modeled after the “Si Se Puede” Conference, an event for Latino/a high school students, and was coordinated by the Office of Admission and Multicultural Student Services.  

For more information, contact Samantha McDonald at 

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit for further information.

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