Attn: Seniors in H.S., apply for The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation Scholarship by Monday, May 22nd

The MJB Foundation will award at least one $2,500 scholarship to the student(s) who in the perspective of the Scholarship Committee reflect the academic achievement and personal character exemplified by Marcus J. Bradshaw. The scholarship is a one-time award that will be provided in a check made out to the student. The student may use the scholarship to assist in undergraduate related expenses such as payment of tuition, fees, books, room and board and/or travel to and from the school and home. An interview may be required.

Website: The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation
Download Application: The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation Scholarship APPLICATION

Eligibility Requirements:
  • A graduating, minority high school senior accepted into an accredited four-year college or university, as an entering freshman
  • Economic need as reflected in federal Pell Grant eligibility
  • A minimum “B” cumulative, academic average (3.0/4.0 or better)
  • A score of at least 20 on the ACT and/or 1020 on the SAT
  • A positive behavioral record
  • Evidence of service learning hours earned
  • 2 Letters of recommendation from a teacher and a counselor or school administrator
  • A completed application
  • Proof of acceptance into an accredited four-year college or university

IMPORTANT NOTE: Minority Group for this scholarship is defined as one of the following…

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latin American
  • Asian American,
  • Native American
  • Pacific Island American
  • Middle Eastern American
  • LGBT American
  • American Military Veteran

Application Requirements:

  • A completed MJB 2017 Scholarship Application Checklist
  • A completed MJB 2017 Scholarship Application Form (Download the Scholarship Application Here)
  • Answers to student choice of 2 of 3 questions on the MJB 2017 Scholarship Brief Essay Questions Form
  • An official high school transcript
  • An official record of ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Evidence of economic need (Please redact/omit any Social Security numbers)
  • Evidence of acceptance into an accredited four-year Illinois college or university
  • Evidence of service learning points
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation; one from a teacher and one from a counselor or school administrator
  • Optional: Additional documents listing extracurricular, community, athletic and school activities; as well as any awards, honors or distinctions earned

Required Essay Question(s):
Select and respond to any TWO of the THREE questions in an essay that is at least 200 words.
Question #1: In what subjects have you done your best work? Why do you feel you have been successful in those subjects?
Question #2: What are your short-term goals? What are your long-term goals?
Question #3: Please share anything else you would like the MJB Scholarship Committee to know about you that may assist us as we consider your application (such as obstacles you have overcome, personal attributes, work-based experiences such as internships, mentorships, etc.)

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