Gread "Lefty" McKinnis Memorial Scholarship

The Gread “Lefty” McKinnis Memorial Foundation (GLMMF) was established in 2005. GLMMF is dedicated in memory of former Negro League pitcher, Gread “Lefty” McKinnis. GLMMF is a non-profit 501©3 corporation established to promote and extend the spirit of love, by aiding, building and uplifting the underprivileged through the gift of giving. GLMMF provides financial assistance to high school seniors who are admitted to an accredited two or four-year college or university. Specifically, the fund provides male African American high school seniors with assistance in pursuing higher education. Each year, the Foundation awards at least one college scholarship to a graduating senior at a school of need.

Website: Gread “Lefty” McKinnis Scholarship
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
Charter School Applicant Information ONLY: Click Here to Review IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS and Gain Access to Complete the Charter School Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current High School Senior (class of 2019)
  • African American Male
  • US Citizenship – Chicagoland area
  • Admitted to and attending a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall
  • Attendance at Scholarship Presentation Event (June 2019)

Other Items Needed:

  • Current Clear Color Headshot
  • Official Student Transcript
  • College Acceptance Letter
  • Community or Civic Involvement (community service)
  • Personal Statements – 100 words minimum for each questions
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation; 1st from teacher or high school counselor, and 2nd from community/civic or church leader
    Letters of Recommendation must be signed and include:
    (1) Relationship to Applicant
    (2) Number of years’ known
  • Interview with Scholarship Committee (you are required to appear before the committee for an interview) (April 2019)

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No

Award
$1,000
Deadline
03/31/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Please provide a recommendation from a personal source. Please include relationship to applicant and number of years known. (Cannot be a family member)
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Please provide a recommendation from a professional source (teacher, employer, community service manager, etc). Please include relationship to applicant and number of years known. (Cannot be a family member)
    • Name and Email Address
  4. Please upload your college letter of acceptance or proof of applying to college (e-mail confirmation from college with your name/e-mail address or a letter of application confirmation) The letter of acceptance or proof must come from a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning.
  5. Top two college or university choices for Fall 2019.
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