City Treasurer's Black History Month Scholarship
Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin is proud to announce the 2020 Black History Month Essay Contest. This scholarship recognizes a senior in high school who has displayed outstanding academic achievement or community involvement and writes a thoughtful and impactful essay (600-1,200 words) on a topic related to Black History Month. Participating students must also provide a description of their college plans. Winners will receive a $1,500 and $1,000 award, respectively.
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CPS senior (class of 2020)
- Must be a Chicago resident
- NO GPA REQUIREMENT
- Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2020
- Strong community service/civic engagement suggested (students should be able to prove their required service learning hours as reflected on their transcript)
- College or university acceptance letter (provide a copy of your application if not yet accepted)
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Essay Question (600 – 1,200 words max): Chicago has an amazing history of African-American entrepreneurs from John Johnson to Annie Malone to Common whose innovations changed our community. Name a past or present African-American entrepreneur in Chicago and describe the impact they have on our community.
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