Deacon William E. Johnson Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Martin Johnson
$1,600
1st winner$534
2nd winner$533
3rd winner$533
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
23
Application Deadline
Apr 26, 2023
Winners Announced
May 26, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
4
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Financial Status:
Low-income
Race:
BIPOC
State:
Illinois
Education Level:
Financial Status:
Race:
State:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Low-income
BIPOC
Illinois

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.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published December 5, 2022
$1,600
1st winner$534
2nd winner$533
3rd winner$533
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
23
Application Deadline
Apr 26, 2023
Winners Announced
May 26, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
4
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

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.

400–600 words