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Alumni

Chester Community Charter School has graduated a significant number of eighth grade students who have received scholarships to attend prestigious schools such as Archmere Academy, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Episcopal Academy, Tatnall School, Tower Hill School, Wilmington Friends School, Salesianum School, St. Mark’s High School, and St. Elizabeth High School.

Many CCCS graduates attend these prestigious high schools through scholarships funded by the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, a not-for-profit private organization founded in 2010 by Vahan and Danielle Gureghian. The purpose of the Foundation is to give scholarship grants directly to Chester students who are in financial need of scholarship assistance. Students use these scholarship grants to pay high school tuition expenses so they can attend prestigious high schools in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Prior to the establishment of the Foundation, the Gureghians privately donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to individual students from the Chester Upland School District so that they could attend prominent high schools and colleges.

Since 2010, more than 175 students have been selected as Gureghian Foundation scholarship recipients. Funded primarily by the Gureghians, these scholarships have totaled more than $3.5 million dollars. Currently, the Foundation has strong working relationships with over 20 private and parochial schools where their scholars attend. This network of schools grows substantially every year based on the increasing numbers of students who are motivated and prepared to enroll in rigorous academic institutions with the Foundation’s support.

Your Contribution

It is our hope that you will support the Gureghian Charitable Foundation in its mission to provide scholarship opportunities to young scholars so that more and more deserving students can continue their educational journey in a rigorous and robust educational environment. Empowering students to choose a prestigious high school, rather than having no choice other than to attend the Chester High School, is the primary focus of this charity. Helping young scholars attain their education goals and become productive members of society are the goals that the Foundation has established, and with your help, we believe we can assist a greater number of students so that more and more lives can be transformed. Visit gureghianfoundation.org to make your contribution.

David Clark, CEO of CCCS, and Vahan and Danielle Gureghian, co-founders of CSMI with CCCS alumni