Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Windy City Scholars

Organization & Scholarship Description:
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. – Windy City Chapter 2020 Official Scholarship Application General Information Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Windy City Chapter is pleased to announce Windy City Scholarship 2020, offering scholarship opportunities for African American seniors attending a high school in the City of Chicago. The scholarship will be awarded to two qualified students; each $2,000 scholarship will be paid over four years in equal installments of $500. Scholarships are intended for undergraduate college attendance, beginning Fall 2020 at a qualifying college or university. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s school.

Website: Jack and Jill of America Windy City Scholars
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Please Note: The deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, April 17, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an African-American high school senior
  • Must reside and attend a school in Chicago
  • Cumulative (unweighted) GPA between 2.5 and 3.49 on a 4.0 scale OR Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. and remain in good standing during all years for which the scholarship is awarded

Required Documents:

  1. Must have 10 – 20 hours of community service (reflected on your transcript)
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation (1 counselor and 1 personal reference)
  3. Complete the essay (300 words maximum)
  4. Submit a headshot

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, annually to students in good academic standing. If student is not in good academic standing, scholarship will not be renewed. Scholarship is $500 per year and is awarded over a 4-year period.

$2,000 ($500/year)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you applied and/or been accepted to college? If so, please list three colleges you have applied to, listing in rank order, your top choice. Please include the date you applied and if you were accepted.
    • Name of College
    • Name of College
    • Name of College
  2. Please provide the name and phone number of your school principal.
  3. Essay: Please respond to ONE of the following questions in 300 words or less. 1. What one class, teacher, book or experience has changed the way you think? How? 2. What is one difference you would like to make in the world and how will your degree support you in making that difference?
  4. Have you received any scholarships? If so, please list the scholarship(s) and the amount(s).
  5. You are required to list your work history (if applicable) as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities; community service, and awards and honors received.
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