After graduating from Hyde Park Academy, Favour Gbadamosi took advantage of the Star Scholarship to begin her college journey at Kennedy-King College tuition-free.

“The word star is like, you’re a bright person, you’re shining…” Favour said. “For me to be a part of something like that is really amazing.”

Favour got involved on campus right away, joining Kennedy-King’s Student Government Association and Business Club, where she helped to organize a toy drive to give back to children. Her passion to lend a hand resulted in Favour receiving a City Colleges of Chicago Luminary Award earlier this year.

Once she has earned her associate degree, Favour plans to transfer to a four-year college or university and join the school’s ROTC program.