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Illinois Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship application


Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth is pleased to share with you the 2016 Illinois Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship application.  If you know anyone that may be interested in applying please share this information.  All applications must be postmarked no later than May 2, 2016.

2016 – Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Scholarship Eligibility:

This application is for students seeking an undergraduate degree.

Applicants should be an accepted student at an accredited institution of higher learning to include community colleges, private institutions and certified vocational training programs.

ILBC Members, ILBC employees, ILBC Foundation board members, and their immediate relatives are ineligible for the scholarship program.

All applicants must:

 Be an Illinois resident

 Complete the ILBCF Undergraduate Scholarship Application

 Submit verification of college enrollment or letter of acceptance

 Write a personal statement (500 words or less) describing interest and involvement in community and public service, hobbies, talents, sports and/or school activities. The statement should address future academic and professional career plans and may highlight any personal challenge(s) perspective has overcome

 Submit high school transcript (if in college, current transcript)

 Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than relatives

 Submit a recent photograph of himself/herself

 Provide proof of voter registration if 18 years of age or older

 Forward the application and all supporting materials to the ILBCF Scholarship Selection Committee by May 2nd (No Exceptions)

 Any supporting material not submitted along with application will result in applicant being disqualified.

Application Deadline:

All applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by May 2nd.

Please take note that only applicants chosen to receive an award will be notified by letter.

Submit Applications to:

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus

Scholarship Foundation Selection Committee

P.O. Box 10243

Springfield, IL 62791