Deacon William E. Johnson Sr. was a man who always emphasized the importance of a good education. He wasn't afforded the opportunity to earn a higher education but he wanted all his children and other young people to achieve higher education to compete and be productive in society.
For many, college feels out of reach due to the high price tag of tuition, housing, books, and other course-related expenses. As a result, the student debt crisis has reached record highs, with millions of Americans owing $1.7 trillion in student debt.
This scholarship seeks to provide tuition assistance to a minority high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois.
Any BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois who is low-income may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about someone who has impacted your education journey and how you hope to help your community in the future.
Please tell us about someone in your life or community that has had an impact on your educational journey and how you plan to give back to your community in the future.
The application deadline is Apr 26, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 25, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 25, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.