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.