UNCF Empower Me Tour Illinois/Wisconsin - Merit Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Description:
Chicago Public Schools students are invited to a series of on-line presentations, panels and interactive workshops offered through two distinct tracks—a college-readiness program and a career-readiness program—to help them get successfully to and through college and obtain meaningful employment thereafter at the 2020 United Negro College Fund Empower Me Tour – Chicago, Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th. Senior participants also have a unique opportunity to submit a completed packet to apply for the $2,500 “Empower Me Tour Illinois/Wisconsin Merit Scholarship.” FOUR $2,500 awards will be announced at the end of the event during the “Bright Futures Celebration”.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Students interested in applying to this scholarship MUST attend the 2020 UNCF Empower Me Tour – Chicago, Saturday, November 7, 2020 (no exceptions.) In order to attend this event, you must register to participate at https://uncf.org/events-list/empower-me-tour-emt-illinois-wisconsin-2020

2020 Flyer & Application: View Here

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a 2021 CPS graduating senior in attendance at the UNCF Empower Me Tour – Illinois/Wisconsin on November 7, 2020 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (unweighted)

Required Documents:

  1. Most recent TRANSCRIPT with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. One letter of recommendation from a TEACHER or COUNSELOR
  3. A typed essay of 500 words or less answering: “How the Scholarship Will Help You”

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
For questions regarding this scholarship contact: empowermetour@uncf.org
For more information on the UNCF Illinois/Wisconsin EMT Tour: CLICK HERE