Page 1

City of Chicago Richard M. Daley, Mayor

Board of Education City of Chicago Mary B Richardson-Lowry, President Clare Mu単ana, Vice-President Members Norman R. Bobins Tariq H. Butt, M.D. Alberto A. Carrero, Jr. Peggy A. Davis Roxanne Ward

Chicago Public Schools Ron Huberman, Chief Executive Officer Eileen Rudden, Officer Office of College and Career Preparation

College Scholarship Guide

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2010-2011


Table of Contents Introduction.................................................................................................................................................. 3 Scholarship Tips ......................................................................................................................................... 4 For Parents and Guardians .................................................................................................................. 4 Scholarship Tips ......................................................................................................................................... 5 For Students ............................................................................................................................................ 5 Scholarship Tips ......................................................................................................................................... 6 For Counselors, Faculty and other School-Based Staff ................................................................... 6 Calendar of Events..................................................................................................................................... 8 October .................................................................................................................................................... 8 November ................................................................................................................................................ 8 December ................................................................................................................................................ 8 Academic Year of Scholarships ............................................................................................................. 10 September ............................................................................................................................................. 10 October .................................................................................................................................................. 11 November .............................................................................................................................................. 12 December .............................................................................................................................................. 14 January .................................................................................................................................................. 16 February................................................................................................................................................. 18 March ..................................................................................................................................................... 21 April ........................................................................................................................................................ 25 May ......................................................................................................................................................... 29 June ........................................................................................................................................................ 31 July ......................................................................................................................................................... 32 August .................................................................................................................................................... 33 Rolling Acceptance/ Unable to Verify Date .......................................................................................... 34 Strategic Chicago Public Schools Scholarships .................................................................................. 41 Resources ................................................................................................................................................. 42 Tracker Template for Students ............................................................................................................... 43 Tracker Template for Parents................................................................................................................. 44 Tracker Template for Counselors .......................................................................................................... 45 Glossary ..................................................................................................................................................... 47 Alphabetical Index .................................................................................................................................... 50

2

64646_Body.indd 2

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Introduction Dear Students, Parents and Guardians: We are pleased to provide the 2010-2011 Scholarship Guide to you. This booklet is designed to assist you with your scholarship search. Our list is compiled of information that various CPS-affiliated providers distribute, and many of the scholarships that past CPS students have won. Please take note of the following suggestions to make best use of this guide: 

This is not a complete list of all scholarships available, and we encourage you to search on your own online, check out books at the library, and/or talk to your counselor to get additional information on scholarships that may be a good fit for you.

As scholarship deadlines, requirements and eligibility are subject to change from year to year, we advise you to verify deadlines and criteria by downloading scholarship materials from the provider’s web site or requesting a copy of the current scholarship application.

Most colleges and universities provide their own scholarships, so be sure to visit individual college web sites for scholarships specific to the institutions that interest you.

We wish you luck with your search and hope that you will be among the numerous CPS alumni whose scholarship awards contributed to over $147 million received by students in the district last year.

Sincerely,

The Office of College and Career Preparation Team Email: collegescholarships@cps.k12.il.us Phone: 773.553.2108 www.chooseyourfuture.org

3

64646_Body.indd 3

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Scholarship Tips For Parents and Guardians Get the Facts  Know your child’s credentials. Review your child’s eligibility for scholarships by requesting a copy of your child’s transcript, standardized test scores and creating a list of his/her club, sports and extracurricular activities. Sticker Price vs. Affordability  Paying for college is a family decision.  The tuition price in the brochure is not what low income families pay. Sixty-five percent of college students receive financial assistance to attend college  Financing a child’s college education at a 4 year institution generally costs $50K - $80K. If you are like most families, and you want to be considered for scholarships and grants, in most cases you will need to provide the following financial documentation to scholarship providers and colleges: IRS Form 1040 or 1040EZ, W’s, 1099’s, child support, TANF letter, social security, unemployment or veteran’s benefits.  Colleges use a formula to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is the amount that your family is expected to pay for your child’s college education. You can estimate your EFC by using a free online calculator, such as the one available at http://webapps01.act.org/fane/docs/  Paying for college is a family decision and your child may need to know your household income. Prepare your tax return in January or as early as possible. This will be helpful as you fill out the FAFSA (Federal…), which is required in order to apply for federal aid, such as Pell and Map grants… Research  Help your child by signing up for free online alerts from websites like FastWeb and other scholarship sites. Deadlines  Verify scholarship deadlines. Check the scholarship provider's web site and verify the deadlines. This Scholarship Guide was produced before the current year’s deadlines could be verified. Go to the provider's web site, email or call the college contact for confirmation of current year scholarship deadlines.  Make a family deadline 2 weeks before the official deadline to ensure that applications are submitted in time.  Create a master schedule of your scholarship deadlines and follow up with your child Paper Trail  Make a copy of every scholarship application and record the date submitted.  Never send original tax returns, W2’s or other proof of income records (make copies to send). Beware of Scams  Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like "National," "Federal," "Foundation," or "Administration."  Beware of FREE seminars provided by insurance companies, banks and brokerage firms. These events are usually to sell you products.  We recommend that you do not: o pay an application fee for a scholarship, to redeem a scholarship prize, any person or company to search for scholarships o respond to emails requesting your social security numbers o pay anyone to help you obtain federal and state financial aid

This guide was printed on October 20, 2010. Updated online version can be found at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

TIME + HARDWORK = SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS

4

64646_Body.indd 4

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Scholarship Tips For Students Get Organized and Ready to Work  Finding and applying for scholarships is labor intensive and you must be methodical and highly organized. Your search will feel like adding a sport, club or part time job to your schedule. Make the time. Schedule 23 hours of each week to research and to write.  You need a box of manila folders and a small file box to deal with all of the paperwork. Make a file folder for each scholarship and organize by deadline. Beware of Scams  Legitimate scholarship providers do not charge application fees and do not charge you a fee to “pick up” your scholarship.  Do not respond to emails requesting your social security number.  It is not necessary to pay any person or company to research scholarships for you.  After you apply to college, ask the Financial Aid Director about institutional scholarships.  When in doubt talk to a counselor or teacher. Research  Use online search tools and sign up for free email alerts.  Find out if your parents or guardians’ employers offer scholarships.  Check with local businesses in your neighborhood, local alumni clubs of college offer scholarships.  Find the scholarships for which you are eligible. Renewable/Non renewable  Know if the scholarship is renewable. If so, you may have to meet certain criteria and complete a process for renewing the scholarship each year. Find out the requirements and keep any paperwork related to them for your records. Master Schedule  Maintain a scholarship calendar or assignment notebook. Essays  Nearly every scholarship application requires essays. Allow plenty of time for drafts and ask your English teacher or another teacher or mentor to give you feedback. Answer the question and allow for at least three drafts.  Write online applications in Microsoft Word. Copy and paste online essays after proofreading. Recommendations  Find out if counselors or teachers have a process or forms you must complete or request system for requesting recommendations.  Provide your recommender with a stamped addressed envelope.  Send a thank you note to your recommender. Scholarship Deadlines  Verify the deadline with the scholarship provider. Missing a deadline is the easiest way to disqualify your application and all of your hard work will be for nothing.  Verify if deadline is a due date or a postmark date. Tracking  Mail your scholarship applications and follow up. o Call or email to confirm your application was received and when winner(s) will be notified. o Pay an extra $X..? at the Post Office for a Delivery Confirmation which provides the date and time your documents are received or a Signature Confirmation which provides y the date, time and the signature of the person who received it.  Make copies of every application you submit.  Make copies of every application you submit.

TIME + HARDWORK = SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS

5

64646_Body.indd 5

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Scholarship Tips For Counselors, Faculty and other School-Based Staff It Takes A Village  Engage students, parents, administration, faculty, staff, and community based organizations in disseminating scholarship information. Create Communication Plan  Plan at least 5 touches or contacts with targeted seniors i.e., phone, email, report card pick up, conference etc.  Create email distribution lists for your students, faculty, and key school based staff.  Host brown bag lunches for teachers and let them know what scholarships are coming up.  Create a monthly scholarship bulletin for all constituencies.  Host monthly scholarship workshops for students. Collaborate  Enlist the help of other adults in the building such as CTE, AVID, GEAR UP, Academic Decathlon, Debate, Athletics, CBO’s, After School Matters, LSC etc.  Identify strategic adults and senior clubs and organizations to help spread the word.  Ask faculty about content area specific scholarships.  Engage the English department and find a way to work college and scholarship essay writing into the curriculum. Data Management  Identify a Scholarship Coordinator in the building who will enter scholarships received into electronic tool.  Keep a spreadsheet of all of your seniors’ names, GPA’s, divisions, scholarship applied and awarded.  Make paper copies of applications and keep on file in the Counseling Office.  Make seniors bring you their financial aid and scholarship award letters and maintain a copy for audits. Accountability System  Establish procedures and deadlines for requesting recommendations.  Set deadlines 3-4 weeks in advance of official deadlines.  Make copies or tell students to make copies of all applications College Rep Visits  Ask each rep that comes to your school about the availability of institutional scholarships at their school. Give Incentives  Interrupt senioritis. Use a few carrots to motivate the students to persevere with the scholarship applications.  Create a scholarship club and give awards for most applications, top awards etc.  Set a scholarship goal for the building. Celebrate Your Success  Share your scholarship success at graduation, on the web site, in the local press, via your Alderman.

TIME + HARDWORK = SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS

6

64646_Body.indd 6

10/18/10 7:29 PM


7

64646_Body.indd 7

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Calendar of Events October 12, 13

Gates Millennium Essay Workshops – 4pm-7pm For seniors who are serious about competing for the Gates Scholarship, these workshops have been scheduled to provide support. Due to space limitations, only the first 50 students will be accommodated at each workshop. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

November 5

Siemens HBCU Scholarship Reception – 6pm – 9pm This is an invitation only reception at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers for highly selective seniors seeking to enroll in a Historically Black College and University. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

15, 16, 17 Gates Millennium Essay Workshops – 4pm-7pm This workshop will provide support to seniors who are serious about completing for the Gates Millennium Scholarship application. The first 50 students will be accommodated Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

December 20

Scholarship Essay Workshops for Students – 4pm – 7pm This is a hands-on workshop to work on scholarship essays. We will focus on writing and revising a reflective essay, which is an essay that speaks about a personal event or experience. Reflective essays are the most common types of essays used for scholarship and college applications. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

21 Scholarship Essay Workshops for Students – 4pm – 7pm This is a hands-on workshop to work on scholarship essays. We will focus on writing and revising a reflective essay, which is an essay that speaks about a personal event or experience. Reflective essays are the most common types of essays used for scholarship and college applications. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org. 8

64646_Body.indd 8

10/18/10 7:29 PM


27 Scholarship Essay Workshops for Students -4pm -7pm This is a hands-on workshop to work on scholarship essays. We will focus on writing and revising a reflective essay, which is an essay that speaks about a personal event or experience. Reflective essays are the most common types of essays used for scholarship and college applications. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

Gates Millennium Essay Workshops – 4pm-7pm This workshop will provide support to seniors who are serious about completing for the Gates Millennium Scholarship application. The first 50 students will be accommodated Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

28 Scholarship Essay Workshops for Students – 4pm – 7pm This is a hands-on workshop to work on scholarship essays. We will focus on writing and revising a reflective essay which is an essay that speaks about a personal event or experience. Reflective essays are the most common types of essays for scholarship and college applications. Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

Gates Millennium Essay Workshops – 4pm-7pm This workshop will provide support to seniors who are serious about completing for the Gates Millennium Scholarship application. The first 50 students will be accommodated Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

29 Gates Millennium Essay Workshops – 4pm-7pm This workshop will provide support to seniors who are serious about completing for the Gates Millennium Scholarship application. The first 50 students will be accommodated Register at www.chooseyourfuture.org.

9

64646_Body.indd 9

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Academic Year of Scholarships September

Evans Scholars Foundation

Award: Full Tuition Renewable: Yes Contact: (847) 724-4600 Website: http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.6086583/k.499/Application_Process.htm Description: Applicant must have caddied for a minimum of two years at a Western Golf Association member club, rank in the top quarter of class, have an outstanding personal character, and demonstrate financial need. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: No __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Haas Foundation Machining Technology Foundation

Award: $1,000 - $5,000 Renewable: No Contact: (313) 425-3300 Website: www.smeef.org Description: The Haas Foundation Machining Technology Foundation is for students who are entering college intending on entering engineering or technology machining programs. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mikva Challenge

Award: $2,500 Renewable: No Contact: (312) 863-6340 Website: http://www.mikvachallenge.org/site/epage/84468_719.htm Description: Mikva Challenge’s Community Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding civic leadership qualities. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Quest Bridge National Match Program

Award: full tuition, room and board up to $55,000 Renewable: Yes Website: www.questbridge.org Description: QuestBridge works with some of the nation's leading colleges and universities. All partner colleges are committed to opening their doors to high-achieving students regardless of family income. Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to receive College Match scholarships to partner colleges, with the exception of Brown, Pomona, Princeton, and Yale. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown

10

64646_Body.indd 10

10/18/10 7:29 PM


October

Coca-Cola

Award: $10.000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (800) 306-2653 Website: https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/ Description: The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3.0 Citizenship Required: Yes _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CPS Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Renewable: No Contact: (773) 553-2859 Website: www.cps.edu Description: Essay Competition for CPS high school students. Students should see their counselor. Deadline is usually mid October.Students are eligible to win an array of prizes including laptops, digital cameras, and scholarships. Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Horatio Alger Association

Award: $20,000 Renewable: No Contact: (703) 684-9444 Website: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm Description: While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2 Citizenship Required: Yes

11

64646_Body.indd 11

10/18/10 7:29 PM


November

Charles Scholarship - Davidson College

Award: Full Tuition Renewable: yes Contact: (800)768-0380 Website: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/Documents/AdmissionFinancial%20Aid/CharlesNomination.pdf Description: CPS students can be nominated by a guidance counselor or apply for scholarship alongside an undergraduate application to Davidson College. Each high school may nominate up to three students. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders - USHLI Scholarship

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 427-8683 Website: http://www.ushli.org/student/scholarship.php Description: The Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders was established by the USHLI Board of Directors in 1994. To date USHLI has awarded $310,500 in scholarships to 305 Hispanic students throughout the United States. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Golden Apple Foundation

Award: $2,500 - $5,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 407-0006 Website: http://www.goldepple.org/ Description: Beginning in May of their junior year and continuing through November of their senior year, any Illinois high school student who is interested in a teaching career is eligible for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program. Eligibility: Grade: 11th Citizenship Required: Unknown ________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Siemens Historically Black College & University (HBCU) Scholarship Reception

Award: varies Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of College and Career Preparation has created an unprecedented opportunity for its seniors students to connect with the admissions and financial aid staff from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Qualified seniors can register online for this early action event. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

VFW- Voice of Democracy

Award: $30,000 Renewable: No Contact: kharmer@vfw.org Website: http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.levelc&cid=1836 12

64646_Body.indd 12

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Description: Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audioessay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. Eligibility: Race: Citizenship Required: Unknown ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

World Sport Chicago

Contact: (312) 784-3313 Website: http://www.worldsportchicago.org Description: Students must be juniors in HS, have played at least 2 seasons on an Olympic or Paralympics sport, and demonstrate Olympic virtues of excellence, friendship, and respect. Eligibility: Grade: 11th Citizenship Required: Unknown

13

64646_Body.indd 13

10/18/10 7:29 PM


December

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Delta Lambda Chapter) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Student must be African-American male in senior year of high school. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 and involvement in church, community, and/or school-site activities are also required. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Male GPA: 2.8 Race: African American Citizenship Required: Unknown

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

Comcast Foundation Leaders and Achievers

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (866)-851-4274 Website:

http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/Partners/LeadersAndAchievers.html

Description: Students must have a GPA of 2.8, demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, and must have a strong commitment to community service involvement. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.8 Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Department of the Air Force - Type 1

Award: Full + $900 a month Renewable: Yes Contact: (866) 4-AFROTC Website: http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/scholarship-types/ Description: Air Force ROTC can help you overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you have got a guaranteed career after school –debt free. Eligibility: Grade: 9th-11th GPA: 3 Citizenship Required: Yes ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

Department of the Air Force - Type 2

Award: $18,900 Renewable: Yes Contact: (866) 4-AFROTC Website: http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/scholarship-types/ Description: Air Force ROTC can help you overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you have got a guaranteed career after school –debt free. Eligibility: Grade: 9th-11th GPA: 3 Citizenship Required: Yes _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Department of the Navy

Award: Full Renewable: Yes Contact: (800) USA-NAVY Website: http://www.navy.com/navy/joining/education-opportunities/nrotc/ Description: The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program can solve the monetary problem – offering up to $180,000 for tuition plus a host of other advantages. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes 14

64646_Body.indd 14

10/18/10 7:29 PM


_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000-$5,000 Renewable: Contact: (877) HSF-INFO Website: www.hsf.net Description: Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be a legal US citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 and must apply for FAFSA. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 3 Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois Conservation Foundation

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: (217) 785-2003 Website: http://www.ilcf.org/scholarships/ Description: The annual $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to juniors and seniors who have truly made significant contributions or exhibited unparalleled dedication in preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting Illinois cultural resources. Eligibility: Grade: 11th- 12th Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois Dollars for Scholars

Award: $1,000-$6,000 Contact: (888) 255-9140 Website: www.illinoisdollarsforscholars.org Description: Nominees should be Illinois citizens who have made significant contributions to society, and who serve as role models and inspirational figures for youth. Eligibility: Grade: 11th-12th Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Make the U Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500-$15,000 Website: www.colgate.com/hazlau Description: Colgate-palmolive's scholarship program, "Haz La U" ("Make the U"), aims to provide eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: Unknown _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Sisters Investing In Souls

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: info@sistersinvestinginsouls.com Website: http://sistersinvestinginsouls.com/ScholarshipApplication.aspx Description: Sisters Investing in Souls is a non-profit organization rooted in giving supplemental scholarships to well-rounded, hardworking, deserving students who may not otherwise receive financial advantages. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.5 Citizenship Required: No

15

64646_Body.indd 15

10/18/10 7:29 PM


January

ACE Mentor Program

Award: varies Contact: (847) 328-7818 Website: http://www.acementor.org/ Description: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

APIASF/Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

Award: $2,500 - $5,000 Renewable: No Contact: (202) 986-6892 Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html Eligibility: GPA:2.7 Race: Asian and/or Pacific Islander Citizenship Required: Yes ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship

Award: $2,500 - $5,000 Renewable: No Contact: (202) 986-6892 Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html Description: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.7 Race: Asian and/or Pacific Islander Citizenship Required: Yes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Best Buy

Award: $1,500 Renewable: No Website: http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/scholarship.htm Description: Scholarships were awarded to students in grades 9-12 who demonstrated academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience. Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Mayoral Award for Student Excellence Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Open to CPS seniors who have good attendance, excellent academic achievement, and have a career goal in either business or finance. One applicant per high school. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chicago Scholars

Award: $1,250 Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 784-3300 Website: http://www.chicagoscholars.org/ Description: Going beyond traditional monetary solutions, the Chicago Scholars Program offers five years of best practice programming to get students into college, graduate in four years, and smoothly transition into good-fit careers or graduate study. Eligibility: Grade: 11th 16

64646_Body.indd 16

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CMD-UNCF (united Negro Scholarship Fund) Program

Award: $6,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (800)331-2244 Website: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=531 Description: CDM and its subsidiaries, CDM Federal Programs Corporation and CDM Constructors Inc., in association with UNCF, have established a scholarship/internship program for students who are majoring in a variety of engineering, science, or construction disciplines such as environmental, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, geotechnical, hydrology, or structural. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Unknown ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dell Corporation

Award: $20,000 Renewable: No Contact: Website: http://www.dellscholars.org/public/ Description: The Dell Scholars Program provides its students with resources and mentoring beyond initial financial assistance to ensure they have the support they need to obtain a college degree. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.4 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Award: Full tuition for college and graduate school Renewable: Yes Contact: (877) 690-4677 Website: http://www.gmsp.org/ Description: We provide our Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support through their college career. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: GPA: 3.3 Race: Minority Citizenship Required: Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lincoln Award

Award: Full Tuition Website: www.trincoll.edu/admissions/finaidprospective Description: A Full Scholarship available for Illinois Residents who plan to attend Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Award is based on merit. Further information available on Trinity college website www.trincoll.edu/admissions/finaidprospective under the Illinois Scholars Program. Eligibility: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Award: $10,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (434) 964-1588 Website: http://www.ronbrown.org Description: The Ron Brown Scholar Program annually awards ten to twenty $40,000 college scholarships to extraordinary African-American high school seniors. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: African American

17

64646_Body.indd 17

10/18/10 7:29 PM


February

100 Black Men of Chicago- Future Leadership Scholarship

Award: $1,000 - $3,000 Renewable: No - Can reapply Website: http://www.100bmc.org/ Description: The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the growth and development of America’s youth. In addition to engaging in mentoring, education, health & wellness and economic development programs, we feel it is important to aid in developing talented young Americans in pursuit of higher education. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Male GPA: 2.5 Race: African-American Citizenship Required: No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ALPFA Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,250 - $1,500 Renewable: No Contact: (213) 243-0004 Website: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.112/default.asp Description: Must be pursuing business, finance, or marketing. Must have financial need. Eligibility: GPA:3 Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AXA Foundation

Award: $10,000 Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html // www.greatlakes.axa-advisors.com/files/AxaBranchFiles/2010%20Comm%20appl%20500.DOC Description: Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, Determination to set and reach goals, Respect for self, family and community, ability to succeed in college. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black History Month Essay Competition

Award: Renewable: No Website: http://www.cps.edu/News/Announcements/Pages/2010BlackHistoryMonthEssayContest.aspx Description: All CPS high school students are invited to participate in this year's Black History Month Essay Competition. Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Unknown _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Case New Holland

Award: $1,000 Contact: (309) 557-2230 Website: http://www.iaafoundation.org/iaafoundation/scholarships/scholarships.htm Description: This scholarship focuses on students pursuing a degree in an engineering, biological systems engineering or a mechanized/ systems management at a post-secondary university, college, community college or trade school in the state of Illinois. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Hispanic- Latino 18

64646_Body.indd 18

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Citizenship Required: Unknown _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship Program

Award: $4,000 Renewable: Yes Website: http://www.cbai.com/html/foundation/annualEssay.php Description: The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking offers 13 scholarships to top Illinois high school seniors statewide each year. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City Treasurer (Stephanie Neely) Black History Month Scholarship

Contact: tjohnson@citychicago.org Website: http://www.chicagocitytreasurer.com/ Description: Scholarship recognizes an African-American student displaying outstanding academic achievement or community involvement. Eligibility: Race: African-American Citizenship Required: Unknown

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Contact: (202) 496-5300 Website: http://cbtu.org/ Description: Scholarship-Students, CBTU members, who have or about to graduate from high school and have applied or have already been accepted by a college or university, are eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility: Grade: 12th- Beyond GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

CPS - UNCF (United Negro Scholarship Fund) Scholarship

Award: varies Renewable: Yes Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Chicago Public Schools UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Scholarship is awarded to 6-16 CPS students for academic achievement and heavy involvement in their school or community. Eligibility: Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CPS African-American History Month Essay Contest

Contact: (773) 553-2859 Website: www.cps.edu Description: Essay Competition for CPS high school students. Students should see their counselor. Deadline is usually mid-February. Students are eligible to win an array of prizes including laptops, digital cameras, and scholarships. Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Discover Scholarship Program

Award: $25,000 Renewable: No Website: www.discoverfinancial.com/community/scholarship.shtml 19

64646_Body.indd 19

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Description: Available to high school juniors who have a minimum G.P.A of 2.75 and have demonstrated accomplishments in community service and leadership Eligibility: Grade: 11th GPA:2.75 Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award

Award: $1,000-$10,000 Renewable: Yes Website: www.girlsgoingplaces.com Description: Award program is available for girls ages 12-18 who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship, are taking the first steps toward financial independence, and are willing to make a difference in the school and communities. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Female Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois Institute of Technology (Collens Scholars)

Award: Full tuition, room and board, and books Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 567-3025 Website: http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/collens.shtml Description: Requirements: graduate from a Chicago Public School; be admitted to IIT as a full-time freshman for Fall 201; be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); have parents (or guardians) whose income is less than $45,000 per year. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Award: $5,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (866)KFC-7240 Website: http://www.kfcscholars.org/ Description: Empowering students to improve their lives with scholarship resources to attend an accredited public college within their state of residence. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.75 Citizenship Required: Yes ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lilian Glover PTA Scholarship

Award: $1,500 - $2,500 Renewable: No Contact: (800)877-9617 Website: http://www.illinoispta.org Description: Scholarship is awarded to students enrolling in a college or university in an education or education-related degree program, which may include: Librarians, Instructional Media Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists or Social Workers. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phi Beta Kappa Chicagoland Area Scholarship

Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Student must have ACT score of 27 or better. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown 20

64646_Body.indd 20

10/18/10 7:29 PM


____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Riceland Foods Inc.

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Contact: (312) 981-1800 Website: http://scholarship.mahatmarice.com/ // www.riceland.com/scholarship Description: A scholarship partnership from America’s Favorite Rice Brands and Univision Radio. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________

Ronald McDonald Scholarship

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Website: www.rmhc.org Description: Ronald McDonald House Charities creates, finds and supports program that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC works to break down barriers, build bridges and find solutions to the most urgent problems facing children and families today. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.7 Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Renewable: No Contact: PO Box 522 Oak Lawn, IL 60454 Website: http://www.etaxisigma.com/EXS-ScholarshipApp2010.pdf Description: In a time when education for African Americans was difficult to attain, the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho became educators. They believed that the self-respect, knowledge and discipline gained through study would help individuals to recognize their duty and responsibility for their society. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Komen College Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000 Renewable: Yes Website: http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/CollegeScholarshipAward.html Description: The award is a generous scholarship for up to four years to attend a state university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. Applicants must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger. Eligibility: Grade: GPA:2.8 Citizenship Required: Yes

March

Bailey Family Foundation

Award: $ 2,500 Renewable: No Contact: (813) 549-6140 Website: http://www.bailey-family.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.highschool Description: The Bailey Family Foundation wants to encourage students to continue their education by awarding scholarships to students who have demonstrated

21

64646_Body.indd 21

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Eligibility:

scholastic achievement and financial need. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to one of the participating schools listed on the scholarship application. Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: Yes

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CHADE Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: 6400 W. Gross Point Rd. Niles, IL 60714-4508 Attn: Mi Won Kim Website: http://www.chadefoundation.org/sch.html Description: Awards are based on quality of completed application: grade point average (official transcripts or GED), personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chicago Engineers Foundation

Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: To encourage the study of engineering, the Chicago Engineers Foundation of the Union League Club is offering incentive awards to 12th grade students who have been admitted to an engineering program at an accredited college of engineering. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association

Award: $3,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (708) 449-3340 Website: http://www.crca.org/crca_scholarship/index.htm Description: The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association will award a scholarship to a high school senior who will enter college in September. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Yes __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Father Chamide- University of Dayton

Award: $20,000 - $30,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (937) 229-1000 Website: http://www.meritaid.com/page/meritAid/programDetail.jsp?id=202480&program=152939 Description: Award amounts are distributed over four years. These scholarship ranges are to be used for information purposes only and are based upon actual awards that accepted students received last year. Scholarship awards will be based on the 22

64646_Body.indd 22

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Eligibility:

applicant's academic record, as well as the quality and strength of the current applicant pool. GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Unknown

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois AMVETS Scholarship Program

Award: Renewable: Contact: (800) 638-8387 Eligibility: Every year AMVETS awards approximately forty one year $1,000 nonrenewable scholarships to Illinois High School Seniors. Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated Windy City

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Contact: (202) 232-5290 Website: http://www.jackandjillfoundation.org/ Description: The Jack and Jill of America Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The Foundations purpose is to provide financial support to organizations that promote leadership development, children, youth and young adults. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Minority Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Award: up to $7,500, plus mentoring and internship opportunities Renewable: Contact: scholarships@jackierobinson.org Website: www.jackierobinson.org Description: Students must be minority U.S. citizens, demonstrate high level of academic achievement, leadership potential, financial need, and have an ACT score of at least 21. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Minority Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Junior Achievement of Chicago

Award: Varies Renewable: No Contact: (312) 715-1300 Website: http://www.jachicago.org/index.php?page=scholarship-winners Description: Each year, JA of Chicago gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards to deserving students who have participated in JA programs. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Co-Op Scholarship

Award: $6,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (617) 373-3770 Website: http://www.co-op.edu/scholarships.htm Description: The National Commission awards merit co-op scholarships to accepted students at their partner institutions. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3.5 Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

Urban Ventures

23

64646_Body.indd 23

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Award: Renewable: Yes Contact: Gary Educational Development Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 641257, Gary, IN 46401 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Offered even years to a CPS minority student senior who will pursue a career in business. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Minority Citizenship Required: No ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________

Youth in Scholarship - Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Award: $471 per month Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 814-6800 Website: http://www.youthincare.illinois.gov/Education/YouthInScholarship.htm Description: The DCFS Scholarship Program provides a maximum of 48 scholarships each year, four of which are awarded to children of veterans, to youth the Department has court-ordered legal responsibility for, or youth that the Department had legal responsibility for prior to the youth’s adoption being finalized, or youth that are in the Subsidized Guardianship or KinGap Program. Scholarship recipients receive up to four consecutive years of tuition and academic fee waivers to be used at participating Illinois state community colleges and universities, a monthly stipend and a medical card. Eligibility: Grade: Former and current DCFS youth ages 16-20 GPA:2 Citizenship Required:

24

64646_Body.indd 24

10/18/10 7:29 PM


April

AMVETS National Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (877) 726-8387 Website: http://www.amvets.org/pdfs/programs_pdfs/scholarship_application_veteran.pdf Description: Must be a Vet, US citizen, demonstrate financial need. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist veterans who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to further their education. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Darius A Felton Scholarship Foundation

Award: $500 Renewable: No Contact: 773-553-2108 Website: http://www.postsecondary.cps.k12.il.us/pdf/scholarships/The_Darius_A_Felton_Scholarship_Fo undation_Instructions_for_Applicants.pdf Description: Darius A. Felton was a young man that was courageous, compassionate and free spirited. His captivating smile and vibrant personality was adored by many. In regards to his passions, he loved the youth and especially his family. Among other things, he enjoyed school, sports, animals, and many such activities that allowed him to share unique qualities of himself especially his caring heart. On his 15th birthday of August 2002, Darius was the victim of a violent murder in his community. For this reason we believe that if we change lives today, it will make a different tomorrow for a lot of children that live in our communities. Because of his unconditional love, we as his family wanted to keep a part of him alive and continue to share Darius A. Felton with the world. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Heart Behind the Oval - Ford Blue Oval Scholarships

Award: $1,000 - $3,000 Renewable: No Website: https://www.fordscholars.org Description: Applicants write an essay for a chance to film a short video clip about community involvement. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois Education Foundation

Award: varies Renewable: No Contact: (312) 920-9605 Website: www.iledfoundation.org Description: Applicants must be pursuing their first degree/certificate at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago (Malcolm X, Richard J. Daley, Harold Washington, OliveHarvey, Kennedy-King, Wright, or Truman), or a suburban community college campus Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2 Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship Zeta Zeta Chapter 25

64646_Body.indd 25

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Contact: scholars@zetazetaonline.org Website: http://zetazetaonline.org/scholarship.htm Description: Students must participate in community service, and live in the Chicagoland area. Students must also continue their education at a 4-year college/university. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Female GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: No ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarship - Sickle Cell Foundation

Award: $5,000 Renewable: No Contact: (800)421-8453 Website: http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/programs/sh_scholarship.phtml Description: The scholarship's goal is to reward academic achievement of individuals with sickle cell disease and to promote their pursuit of educational goals. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Major League Baseball- RBI for RBI

Award: $5,000 Renewable: No Contact: c/o MLB Charities, Inc. ATTN: Katie Ringel 245 Park Avenue New York, NY 10167 Website: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/rbi_scholarship.jsp Description: Both Major League Baseball Charities, Inc. and KPMG recognize the importance of encouraging academic excellence in addition to athletic skills. MLBC, Inc. helps provide financial assistance to youth who participate in the RBI program and wish to pursue post secondary education. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: Yes ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

National African American Insurance Association

Award: $1,000 Contact: (312)217-8650 Website: http://www.aia.org Description: AIA Chicago was founded on the principal need to positively exploit the talent pool of and business opportunities for African Americans. AIA Chicago builds alliances with insurance industry trade associations as well as those that represent the interests of minorities in this industry. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: African American Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Exe- Charles L. Gittens Scholarship Award

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: (703) 658-1529 Website: http://www.nobletiol.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=101 Description: NOBLE is committed to equity in matters related to law enforcement, its mission to ensure equity in the administration of justice, and its unyielding commitment to work towards the elimination of racism and bias of any type within the law enforcement fiel Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Race: African American 26

64646_Body.indd 26

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Citizenship Required: No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Exe-Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award

Award: $3,000 Renewable: No Contact: (703) 658-1529 Website: http://www.nobletiol.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=101 Description: NOBLE is committed to equity in matters related to law enforcement, its mission to ensure equity in the administration of justice, and its unyielding commitment to work towards the elimination of racism and bias of any type within the law enforcement field. Must be pursuing a degree in any of the Social Sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Race: African American Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Palumbo Family Foundation

Award: $500 - $5,000 Renewable: No Website: http://www.palumbofoundation.org/scholarship Description: The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in two sectors of our communities in the Chicagoland area. One is providing scholarships to well deserving students of lower income families. The other is providing medical grants to organizations that serve the needs of local medically challenged children. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Yes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Park National Bank

Award: $3,500 per year Renewable: No Contact: 773-602-8243 Website: website not available Description: Student must be residents of Illinois and U.S. citizens, graduating HS seniors, and live within PJB's defined service area. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

QBG Scholarship Foundation

Award: $10,000 Renewable: Yes Description: The QBG Foundation provides scholarships to the disenfranchised, college-bound youths of the Chicagoland area. Students must reside in the Chicagoland area, have a letter of acceptance to accredited four-year HBCU college or university and demonstrate financial need. April 1 deadline. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Chicago Community Trust- William J Cook Fund Award: 2500 Renewable: Yes Contact: (507) 931-1682 Website: http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/williamjcook/guidelines.pdf 27

64646_Body.indd 27

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Description: The Chicago Community Trust established the William J. Cook Scholarship Fund to assist male high school seniors from Cook County, Illinois who plan to continue their education in college programs. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Male Citizenship Required: No

Palumbo Family Foundation

____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Award: $500 - $5,000 Renewable: No - Can reapply Phone: Website: http://www.palumbofoundation.org/scholarship/ Description: The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in two sectors of our communities in the Chicagoland area. One is providing scholarships to well deserving students of lower income families. The other is providing medical grants to organization Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Both GPA: 3 Race: All Undocumented students can apply: No

The Chicago Community Trust- William J Cook Fund

Award: $2,500 Renewable: Yes Phone: Website: http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/williamjcook/guidelines.pdf Description: The Chicago Community Trust established the William J. Cook Scholarship Fund to assist male high school seniors from Cook County, Illinois who plan to continue their education in college programs. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Male GPA: Race: All Undocumented students can apply: Yes

National African American Insurance Association

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Phone: Website: http://www.aia.org Description: AIA Chicago was founded on the principal need to positively exploit the talent pool of and business opportunities for African Americans. AIA Chicago builds alliances with insurance industry trade associations as well as those that represent the interests of minorities in this industry. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Both GPA: Race: African American Undocumented students can apply:

28

64646_Body.indd 28

10/18/10 7:29 PM


May

Better Boys Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500 - $5,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (773)542-7300 Website: http://www.betterboys.org/programbbf.html Description: Demonstrates Financial need. However, we do consider a student’s potential for academic success, record of community service, and history as a participant in BBF programming. Scholarship candidates are nominated by the Program Coordinator and are interviewed by the BBF Scholarship Advisory Council. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: No ________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Community Services Block Grant Scholarship

Contact: 312-746-8610 Website: www.cityofchicago.org/fss Description: Student must reside in the city of Chicago, meet CSBG income guidelines, and be enrolled full-time in an Illinois institution. Eligibility: Grade: Undergraduate Citizenship Required: Unknown __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________

Cosmo Beauty Supply Scholarship

Award: $1,000-$3,000 Renewable: No Contact: Dorson Sales 487 N. Broadway, Suite 200 Gary, Indiana 46402 Website: http://www.cosmobeautyscholarship.com/cosmo-apply.html Description: Applicants must submit an essay, letters of recommendation, and a letter of acceptance to a college or university along with a transcript. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fresh Start Civic Organization

Award: Renewable: Yes Contact: Website: http://www.wwb.org/freshstart.html Description: The Fresh Start Scholarship Program provides financial incentive and mentoring assistance to a woman returning to school to improve her life and opportunities. They have to have had at least a two year break in education either after completing high school or during post-secondary (college) studies. Eligibility: Grade: 20 years old Gender: female GPA:2 Citizenship Required: Yes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: (312)787-4000 ext 117 Website: http://www.illinoisrestaurants.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=4 Description: You must be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college or university, and major in a culinary, restaurant management or foodservice related program. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: No 29

64646_Body.indd 29

10/18/10 7:29 PM


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500 Renewable: Yes Contact: (888)282-6060 Website: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=211996&p=respscholarship Description: Nordstrom is committed to celebrating our communities, and we think helping you achieve your dreams of a higher education is a great way to start. The Nordstrom Scholarship is about enabling you to achieve your educational goals. Eligibility: Grade: 11th GPA: 2.7 Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Posse Chicago

Award: Full tuition Renewable: No Contact: (312) 566-9790 Website: www.possefoundation.org Description: Students must be nominated in their junior year of high school. They should be leaders, academically committed, team oriented, invested in the community, reliable, and accountable. Eligibility: Grade: 11th Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Women's Board Scholarship

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: (301) 654-6664. Website: http://www.carcare.org/scholarships Description: The Car Care Council Women's Board awards scholarships to female students who are pursuing education to prepare them for a career in the automotive aftermarket. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Female GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Young Travel Writers Scholarship - Society of American Travel Writers

Award: $150 Renewable: No Website: http://www.travelbigo.com/scholarships/SATW/young_travel_writers Description: The Society of American Travel Writers is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism and encourages the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide, is offering a scholarship to encourage young writers to share their travels. Eligibility: Grade: ages 18-26 Citizenship Required: No

30

64646_Body.indd 30

10/18/10 7:29 PM


June

Alpha Kappa Alpha - Monarch Awards

Award: $3,000 Renewable: No Contact: (800)616-5708 Website: www.morchawardsfoundation.org/scholarship.html Description: Must be a CPS student, going to a College/University in Illinois, or be a CPS student that is going to a Historically Black College or University. Eligibility: GPA:3 Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Emil Jones, Jr. Youth Foundation

Contact: 507 W. 111th St. Suite #9, Chicago, IL 60628 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Applicants must anticipate receiving a high school diploma, have applied to an accredited college/university/occupational/technical/education program, have a 2.0 GPA, and be an Illinois resident. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2 Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Women of Achievement Award

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Contact: (888) 495-NWOA Website: http://www.tiolwomenofachievement.org/11.html Description: In keeping with, fostering success for all, we give scholarships to our graduating seniors on the local, regional, and national levels. We also give scholarships to other deserving college-bound students in communities across the nation. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Female GPA:3 Citizenship Required: No

31

64646_Body.indd 31

10/18/10 7:29 PM


July

Cappex.com- A GPA Isn't Everything

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No Website: http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ Description: Creating a Cappex profile makes you eligible to apply for many different scholarships. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: No ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

East Village Youth Program

Award: $2,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (773) 489-9088 Website: http://www.evyp.org/students/student.html Description: The East Village Youth Program Community Scholarship is intended for students who do not follow a traditional path to college. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship if they attend or have graduated from an alternative high school or if they received their GED. For the purposes of this scholarship, an alternative high school is a school whose mission is to educate students who have dropped out of or been expelled from the mainstream high school system. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2 Citizenship Required: No

32

64646_Body.indd 32

10/18/10 7:29 PM


August

Women in Public Finance

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Contact: (312) 402-7788 Website: http://www.wpfc.com/?page_id=102 Description: Women in Public Finance is a non-profit, educational and professional networking organization for women in the public finance industry. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Gender: Female Citizenship Required: No

33

64646_Body.indd 33

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Rolling Acceptance/ Unable to Verify Date $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Website: https://collegeprowler.com/scholarship/apply.aspx Description: Scholarship sweepstakes with a $2,000 cash prize. One winner is selected at random each month. Must be currently enrolled, or have plans to enroll in college within the next 12 months. Eligibility: Grade: 12 Citizenship Required: Yes _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ACOG-Strivettes

Award: $250-$500 Renewable: No Contact: Strivettes@yahoo.com Website: http://strivettes.org/index.html Description: Organized 50 years ago, The Strivettes began providing $250.00 and $500.00 scholarships to needy students through the “Adopt-A-Student� program. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Alpha Gamma Pi

Contact: P.O. Box 372, Matteson, IL 60443 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: The selection criteria include: academic achievement (3.0 GPA), volunteer service, and financial need. Eligibility: GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Unknown ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Alpha Kappa Alpha - Phi Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship

Contact: P.O. Box 428437 Evergreen Park, IL 60805 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Applicants must be permanent residents of Cook County, be an African-American student graduating from high school, and show proof of full-time enrollment in a four-year college/university in the United States. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: African American Citizenship Required: Unknown __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

American Red Cross

Award: varies Contact: (312) 729-6382 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Scholarship is available to high schools that hold TWO Red Cross blood drives during the school year. The number of blood units collected will determine the scholarship awarded; high school representatives will set the criteria for the scholarship award and select the recipients. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown 34

64646_Body.indd 34

10/18/10 7:29 PM


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

C-CAP - Careers through Culinary Arts Program

Award: Varies Contact: (312) 505-0534 Website: http://www.ccapinc.org/scholarships.php Description: Applicant must currently attend a C-CAP partner public high school or after school program. Junior applicants must currently be enrolled in a culinary course Eligibility: Grade: 11,12, GED Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chez Family Scholarship (UIUC)

Website: http://admissions.illinois.edu/chez/application.pdf Description: To encourage the study of engineering, the Chicago Engineers Foundation of the Union League Club is offering incentive awards to CPS seniors who have been admitted to an engineering program at an accredited college of engineering. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chicago Area Alliance of Black School Educators (CAASBE) Contact: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 497-070 Chicago, IL 60649 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Applicants must plan to major in education and complete an essay. Eligibility: GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: Unknown

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chicago Urban League

Award: $1,000-$4,000 Renewable: No Contact: (773) 451-3565 Website: http://www.thechicagourbanleague.org/7232101140562023/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN =2000&BCOB=0&c=54621 Description: The Chicago Urban League is committed to improving the quality of life for people of color and the poor through advocacy efforts, coalition building d direct services. A unique aspect of the program is assistance in the applicant review and awardee selection process by members of the CUL Education Advisory Committee’s Scholarship Program Committee, who are professionals in the fields of education, business, civic leadership and labor. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Minority Citizenship Required: No ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Country Financial Bag Design Contest

Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: www.countryfarmersmarkets.com Description: The Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events in partnership with Country Financial invites Students to compete in a reusable bag design contest. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Daniel M. Kerrane, Jr. Foundation

Contact: (312)920-9605 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available 35

64646_Body.indd 35

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Description: Students must reside in Chicago, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2 Citizenship Required: No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Discus Awards

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No Contact: (301) 907-2390, ext. 19 Website: http://www.discusawards.com/ Description: Discus Awards scholarships recognize leaders on the dance team, drywall hangers supporting Habitat for Humanity, shift leaders at Starbucks, active youth group members, and social media gurus. Put simply, Discus Awards Scholarships recognize a new catego Eligibility: Grade: 9-12th Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student

Award: $1,000-$15,000 Renewable: No Website: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm Description: Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:3 Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Federal Nursing

Award: Full tuition Renewable: Yes Contact: (800)221-9393 Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/ Description: The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

George Pullman Foundation

Award: $200-$4,000 Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 422-0444 Website: http://www.pullmanfoundation.org/scholarships.htm Description: Pullman Foundation seeks promising college-bound students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. Candidates must be nominated by their guidance counselor or have a family member who has received the award to apply. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: No _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Good Neighbor, Great University Scholarship

Renewable: Yes Website: http://ug-finaid.northwestern.edu/docs/Good%20Neighbor%20Great%20University.pdf 36

64646_Body.indd 36

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Description: Northwestern University will offer this scholarship to incoming admitted freshmen who graduate from high schools in Evanston and Chicago. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________

Harrison Fellow at National Louis University

Award: $12,500 Website: http://www.nl.edu/harrisonfellows/ Description: The Harrison Fellowship, named for NLU’s founding President Elizabeth Harrison, is designed for students who want an undergraduate bachelor’s degree by attending full time during the day at our Chicago campus. There are only two disciplines offered this year: Elementary Education with endorsement in Math or Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Herbert Whiteman Scholarship (Urban Financial Services Coalition Foundation) Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: For students pursuing a degree in finance or business. Eligibility: Race: Minority Citizenship Required: Unknown

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

House of Blues Foundation (Blues Ambassador Scholarship)

Contact: (312) 645-0843 Website: Information posted at www.chooseyourfuture.org when available Description: Awards made to college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated interest and achievement in the arts and/or shown leadership in encouraging understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. Eligibility: None listed: Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship

Award: varies Renewable: Varies Contact: Contact your State Representative and State Senators' offices. Website: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/gov_relations/html/scholarships.htm Description: Contact your State Representative and State Senator to learn if they participate. Illinois law provides for each member of the General Assembly to annually nominate 2 persons of school age and otherwise eligible, from his district; each shall receive a certificate of scholarship in any State supported university designated by the member. Any member of the General Assembly in making nominations under this Section may designate that his nominee be granted a 4 year scholarship or may instead designate 2 or 4 nominees for that particular scholarship, each to receive a 2 year or a one year scholarship, respectively. If you do not know your State Representatives, please visit: http://illinoisgis.ito.state.il.us/communities/. Eligibility: None listed 37

64646_Body.indd 37

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Citizenship Required: Yes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IPLAC Educational Foundation

Award: $2,500 - $3,000 Renewable: No Contact: (312) 862-2363 Website: http://www.iplac.org/About/scholarship.shtml Description: The IPLAC Educational foundation has been organized by the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago for the purpose of funding and awarding scholarships to youths who reside in Chicago. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Know Your Heritage

Contact: (773) 553-2081 Website: http://www.ccptv.com/main_kyh.html Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lovie and Maryanne Smith Scholarship

Contact: (847) 563-8431 Website: http://lamasfoundation.com/ Description: The Lovie and MaryAnne Smith Foundation is rooted in the belief that education is the foundation of lifelong success. LAMAS is proud to offer fixed amount fincial assistance to support capable and motivated high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Metra Safety Poster Contest

Website: www.metrarail.com Description: Lap top is awarded to the winning design. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Merit Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500 Renewable: Yes Website: http://www.nationalmerit.org/ Description: High school juniors enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT). If your school does not administer this test, talk to your counselor. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

N'DIGO

Award: varies Renewable: Yes Website: http://www.ndigo.com/ndigofoundation.asp Description: The N’DIGO Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private charity dedicated to rewarding excellence in education by awarding merit-based college scholarships to Chicago and surrounding suburban students in High School. 38

64646_Body.indd 38

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Eligibility:

Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: Yes

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

Award: $1,500 Renewable: No Contact: (202) 502-7777 Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/index.html Description: This program, which is federally funded and state-administered, is designed to recognize exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: All Citizenship Required: Yes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Award: $5,350 Renewable: No Website: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_faq.asp Description: After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members who are enrolled in the National Service Trust are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Numerous colleges and universities will match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for their students. Eligibility: Grade: 17 Citizenship Required: Yes ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Posse Foundation

Award: Full tuition Renewable: Yes Contact: (312) 566-9790 Website: http://www.possefoundation.org Description: Students must be nominated in their junior year of high school. They should be leaders, academically committed, team oriented, invested in the community, reliable, and accountable. th Eligibility: Grade: 11 Race: All Citizenship Required: No _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Award: varies Website: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp Description: Provides multiple scholarships to students attending one for its 39 member colleges, all of them small, liberal arts institutions. Eligibility: None listed Citizenship Required: Unknown ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wentcher Scholars Chicago Public Schools

Award: $7,500 Contact: (773) 553-2108 Website: http://wentcherfoundation.org/wentcher_scholars.html Description: Ernest Wentcher Educational Foundation provides financial support to deserving students attending US colleges and universities. Ten high achieving CPS students with financial need are selected to receive a four year scholarship. Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown 39

64646_Body.indd 39

10/18/10 7:29 PM


_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Windows of Opportunity (Chicago Housing Authority)

Contact: (312) 786-6610 Website: http://www.winofopp.org/ Description: Applicants must be current CHA or Housing Choice Voucher resident, be a HS graduate, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be accepted in an accredited institution. Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA:2.5 Citizenship Required: Unknown

40

64646_Body.indd 40

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Strategic Chicago Public Schools Scholarships The scholarships below target CPS, Chicago, or Illinois students or they are monitored by our Guidance Counseling Offices.

Charles Scholarship Chicago Area Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Chicago Mercantile Exchange Mayoral Award for Student Excellence Chicago Scholars Comcast Foundation and Leaders and Achievers Chicago Public Schools UNCF Gates Millennium Scholarship Golden Apple Scholarship Posse Foundation Scholarship Riceland Foods, Inc. Siemens HBCU Scholarship Program CPS - UNCF Scholarship Wentcher Scholars Chicago Public Schools

41

64646_Body.indd 41

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Resources Additional information and research on scholarships can be found at the sites below.

Scholarship Search Engines: http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp http://kaarme.com/ www.aie.org/Scholarships/index.cfm www.fastweb.com/ www.scholarshipexperts.com/ www.scholarships.com/ www.latinocollegedollars.com www.scholarshipexperts.com www.schoolsoup.com

General Scholarship Tips and Tools: http://scholarship-positions.com/tips-on-applying-for-a-scholarship-2/2010/08/12/ http://www.nasfaa.org/publications/2008/anscholarships070208.html http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com/ragins.html www.finaid.org www.mappingyourfuture.org www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-college.html www.collegeboard.com/pay

Books: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents By Zac Bissonette

How to Go to College Almost for Free

By Ben Kaplan

Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide

By Marianne Ragins

42

64646_Body.indd 42

10/18/10 7:29 PM


64646_Body.indd 46

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Glossary

Accredited: In the U.S., colleges and universities are accredited by one of 19 recognized institutional accrediting organizations. Programs are accredited by one of approximately 60 recognized programmatic accrediting organizations. [Accrediting organizations that are “recognized” have been reviewed for quality by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education. Accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program provides a quality education. AGI (Adjusted Gross Income): All taxable income less IRS allowable adjustments to income. This figure is from U.S. IRS tax forms. For parents this figure is item number 73 in Step Four of the FAFSA and for students, it is item number 35 in Step Two. Academic Year: A period of at least 30 weeks of instructional time, traditionally September through May, during which a full-time student is expected to complete at least 24 semester hours or credits. The length or dates may be defined differently for an institution that has trimester or measures program length in clock hours. Community College: Sometimes called junior college or two-year college. Students can take classes, and then transfer to a four-year school, or they can earn certificates, diplomas or associate's degrees. Cost of Attendance: The total cost of attending a post-secondary institution (college, university, vocational & technical schools, or graduate schools) for one academic year. The cost of attendance usually includes tuition, fees, room, board, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. CSS Profile: The College Scholarship Service Profile is a financial aid form that many colleges and universities use to determine how much non-federal financial aid a student may be eligible for. EFC (Expected Family Contribution): The amount a family is expected to contribute to a student's education. EFC is calculated based on family earnings, net assets, savings, and size of family and number of family members in college. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): The form that must be completed by students and parents applying for Federal Title IV student aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Note: do NOT use fafsa.com or fafsa.net. Federal Stafford Loan (also, Federal Direct Loan): These student financial aid loans are obtained through banks, lending institutions or colleges. To qualify, students must be enrolled in a college degree program at least part-time. The loans may be subsidized (need-based, typically for low-income students), or unsubsidized (not need-based so any student can apply). Students apply by filling out the FAFSA. Formerly called the Guaranteed Student Loan. FSEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. This federal government program provides need-based grants to low-income college students, and is administered through the school's financial aid office. Federal Work-Study: The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. Federal Pell Grant: Need-based federal grant of up to $5,550. Size and eligibility are determined by financial need. Pell Grants are given only for undergraduate or teacher education programs. Financial Aid: Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans for education.

64646_Body.indd 47

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Financial Need: The difference between the cost of attendance at a college/institution/university and the Expected Family Contribution. For-Profit School: Educational institutions that are run by private, profit-seeking companies or organizations. Full Time: Generally a student who is enrolled for 12 credits or more is considered at full time enrollment. Graduate Student: A student who holds the bachelor's degree and is studying for an advanced degree. GPA: Grade Point Average: The average grade earned by a student, figured by dividing the grade points earned by the number of credits attempted. Grants: Financial aid awards that do not have to be repaid. Grants are available through the government, state agencies and colleges. Higher Education: This term means 'after high school' and refers to all programs for high school graduates, including programs at two and four-year colleges, universities, vocational & technical schools, and graduate schools. Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant MAP is available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to Illinois residents who are undergraduates at an Illinois college who are enrolled in at least three (3) credit hours. The MAP grant is applied to in-district tuition.

Loan: A type of financial aid that is available to students and parents. Education loan programs have varying interest rates and repayment provisions. An education loan must be repaid. The Community Foundation Loan programs are for students and provided that they are paid according to the payment schedule, no interest is charged. Major: An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university student's main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies which would be in addition to, and may incorporate portions of, a core curriculum Merit-Based: Financial aid for which financial need is not used to determine the recipient. The recipient may be determined by students’ athletic, academic, or artistic abilities. MPN: Master Promissory Note. This form promises repayment, and is signed by a student or parent when taking out a PLUS or Stafford Loan. Need Analysis: Process used to determine student’s need for financial assistance by comparing COA (cost of attendance) with the EFC (expected family contribution). Need-based: Need-based financial aid is reserved for low-income students. Non-Renewable Scholarship: A scholarship that is awarded one time only. Part Time: Generally a student who is enrolled for 6 – 11 credits is considered at part time enrollment. PLUS Loans: Loan parents can take out to pay for their dependent child’s education expenses (Parent PLUS Loans). Graduate students may also take out loans through the PLUS loan program (Grad PLUS Loans). PLUS loans are not

64646_Body.indd 48

10/18/10 7:29 PM


based on need (they do not require submission of the FAFSA) and cannot exceed the COA (Cost of Attendance) minus other financial aid received. PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) Practice test for the SAT usually taken in the sophomore or junior year of high school. PSAT scores are used to qualify students as National Merit semifinalists and finalists, which may make them eligible to receive merit-based scholarships from private foundations or their university or college. Renewable Scholarship: A scholarship that is awarded for more than one year. The student may need to reapply or maintain a specified GPA to retain the scholarship each year SAR (Student Aid Report): An output document is generated for a student by the Federal application processor. The SAR contains financial and other information reported by the student on the FAFSA. The student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is printed on the front of the SAR and is the figure used by colleges to determine eligibility for aid. SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test: a standardized aptitude test for college admission developed by the College Entrance Examination Board, consisting of questions testing verbal and mathematical skills that are graded on a scale from 200 to 800 points and according to percentile rank. Scholarships: Funds used to pay for higher education that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships may be awarded based on any number of criteria, such as academics, achievements, talents, and affiliations with various groups, or career aspirations. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Scholarship Acceptance Forms: An official document issued by the scholarship provider listing the scholarship award offered to the applicant. It must be completed and returned by the applicant for the provider. Stafford Loan: A federally financed student loan. There are two types of Stafford Loans: Subsidized Stafford Loan – After filing the FAFSA students with financial need may be eligible to receive the subsidized Stafford Loan, which does not charge interest until the student graduates or leaves school. Unsubsidized Stafford Loan – Unsubsidized loans are available for students who do not file the FAFSA or do not qualify for the subsidized loans. Although loan payments are not required until after the student graduates or leaves school, interest charges will accrue (accumulate to be paid at a later date) while the student attends school Transcript: A list of all the courses that a student has taken at a particular high school or college with the grades that the student earned in each course. Undergraduate Student: A student in a university or college who has not received a bachelor's degree. Unmet Need: The amount of financial aid eligibility that is not provided by the institution. Work Study: A program, awarded by the college, through which students work part-time to help fund their education.

64646_Body.indd 49

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Alphabetical Index $2,000 No Essay Scholarship, 34

CHADE Foundation Scholarship Program, 22

100 Black Men of Chicago- Future Leadership Scholarship, 18

Charles Scholarship - Davidson College, 12

ACE Mentor Program, 16

Chez Family Scholarship (UIUC), 35

ACOG-Strivettes, 34

Chicago Area Alliance of Black School Educators (CAASBE), 35

ALPFA Scholarship Fund, 18

Chicago Engineers Foundation, 22

Alpha Gamma Pi, 34

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Mayoral Award for Student Excellence, 16

Alpha Kappa Alpha - Monarch Awards, 31 Alpha Kappa Alpha - Phi Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship, 34 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Delta Lambda Chapter) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, 14

American Red Cross, 34

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, 22 Chicago Scholars, 16 Chicago Urban League, 35 City Treasurer (Stephanie Neely) Black History Month Scholarship, 19

AMVETS National Scholarship Program, 25

CMD-UNCF (united Negro Scholarship Fund) Program, 17

APIASF/Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, 16

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, 19

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship, 16

Coca-Cola, 11

AXA Foundation, 18

Comcast Foundation Leaders and Achievers, 14

Bailey Family Foundation, 21

Community Services Block Grant Scholarship, 29

Best Buy, 16

Cosmo Beauty Supply Scholarship, 29

Better Boys Foundation Scholarship, 29

Country Financial Bag Design Contest, 35

Black History Month Essay Competition, 18

CPS - UNCF (United Negro Scholarship Fund) Scholarship, 19

Cappex.com- A GPA Isn't Everything, 32 Case New Holland, 18

CPS African-American History Month Essay Contest, 19

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking Scholarship Program, 19

CPS Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest, 11

C-CAP - Careers through Culinary Arts Program, 35

64646_Body.indd 50

Daniel M. Kerrane, Jr. Foundation, 35

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Darius A Felton Scholarship Foundation, 25

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 15

Dell Corporation, 17

Horatio Alger Association, 11

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 22

House of Blues Foundation (Blues Ambassador Scholarship), 37

Department of the Air Force - Type 1, 14 Department of the Air Force - Type 2, 14 Department of the Navy, 14 Discover Scholarship Program, 19 Discus Awards, 36 Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders - USHLI Scholarship, 12 East Village Youth Program, 32 Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student, 36

Illinois AMVETS Scholarship Program, 23 Illinois Conservation Foundation, 15 Illinois Dollars for Scholars, 15 Illinois Education Foundation, 25 Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship, 37

Illinois Institute of Technology (Collens Scholars), 20

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, 29

Emil Jones, Jr. Youth Foundation, 31

IPLAC Educational Foundation, 38

Evans Scholars Foundation, 10

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated Windy City,

Father Chamide- University of Dayton, 22

23

Federal Nursing, 36

Jackie Robinson Foundation, 23

Fresh Start Civic Organization, 29

Junior Achievement of Chicago, 23

Gates Millennium Scholarship, 17

Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship Zeta Zeta Chapter, 25

George Pullman Foundation, 36 Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award, 20

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 20

Golden Apple Foundation, 12

Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarship - Sickle Cell Foundation, 26

Good Neighbor, Great University Scholarship, 36

Know Your Heritage, 38

Haas Foundation Machining Technology Foundation, 10

Lilian Glover PTA Scholarship, 20

Harrison Fellow at National Louis University, 37 Heart Behind the Oval - Ford Blue Oval Scholarships, 25 Herbert Whiteman Scholarship (Urban Financial Services Coalition Foundation), 37

64646_Body.indd 51

Lincoln Award, 17 Lovie and Maryanne Smith Scholarship, 38 Major League Baseball- RBI for RBI, 26 Make the U Scholarship Fund, 15 Metra Safety Poster Contest, 38

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Mikva Challenge, 10 National African American Insurance Association, 26, 28

Siemens Historically Black College & University (HBCU) Scholarship Reception, 12 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 21

National Co-Op Scholarship, 23

Sisters Investing In Souls, 15

National Merit Scholarship Program, 38

The Chicago Community Trust- William J Cook Fund, 27, 28

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Exe- Charles L. Gittens Scholarship Award, 26 National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Exe-Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award, 27 National Women of Achievement Award, 31 N'DIGO, 38 Nordstrom Scholarship Program, 30 Palumbo Family Foundation, 27, 28

The Komen College Scholarship Program, 21 The Posse Foundation, 39 United Negro College Fund (UNCF), 39 Urban Ventures, 23 VFW- Voice of Democracy, 12 Wentcher Scholars Chicago Public Schools, 39

Park National Bank, 27

Windows of Opportunity (Chicago Housing Authority), 40

Phi Beta Kappa Chicagoland Area Scholarship, 20

Women in Public Finance, 33

Posse Chicago, 30

Women's Board Scholarship, 30

QBG Scholarship Foundation, 27

World Sport Chicago, 13

Quest Bridge National Match Program, 10

Young Travel Writers Scholarship - Society of American Travel Writers, 30

Riceland Foods Inc., 21 Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, 39

Youth in Scholarship - Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 24

Ron Brown Scholar Program, 17 Ronald McDonald Scholarship, 21 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, 39

64646_Body.indd 52

10/18/10 7:29 PM


Quest Bridge

Scholarship

Sept 30 delivered

Deadline (postmark or delivered)

Sept 17

Start Application

waiting on feedback from 3rd draft

Essay

1. Ms Harrington yes 2. Mr. Elliot still waiting

Request Teacher Recommendation (s)

done

Request Counselor Recommendation and/or Test Scores

Tracker Template for Students

app is online & need parents' tax returns

Other Requirements

Sept 30 @ 11:30 am

Date Submitted

10/18/10 7:47 PM 64646_pp43-45.indd 1


Quest Bridge

Scholarship

delivered by September 30@ 11:59 pm pacific time

Deadline (postmark or delivered) Aug. 1

Application started 9/16/2010 - hasn't started make student stay home this weekend and get started

Progress check with student 2 weeks before deadline yes

Tax Return Needed? recs done and 3rd draft of essay done

Progress check with student 1 week before deadline

Tracker Template for Parents Date Application Mailed submitted online Sept 30 @ 11:30 pm

Date application submitted online

$$ Awarded

10/18/10 7:47 PM 64646_pp43-45.indd 2


Last

First

SID

GPA

ACT

Scholarship

Date Deadline Date application $$ (postmarked Application submitted Awarded or delivered) Mailed online

Tracker Template for Counselors

10/18/10 7:47 PM 64646_pp43-45.indd 3


City of Chicago Richard M. Daley, Mayor

Board of Education City of Chicago Mary B Richardson-Lowry, President Clare Mu単ana, Vice-President Members Norman R. Bobins Tariq H. Butt, M.D. Alberto A. Carrero, Jr. Peggy A. Davis Roxanne Ward

Chicago Public Schools Ron Huberman, Chief Executive Officer Eileen Rudden, Officer Office of College and Career Preparation

SCHOLARSHIP  

Senior, Ready to graduate Personal Handbook

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you