Chi-Town Goodfellas, Inc. - Antwain Jones "For The Culture" Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Chi-Town GoodFellas are all products of Chicago Public Schools and we would like to assist at least one graduating senior from our five Alma Maters with a monetary gift to assist in their college funding. The GoodFellas are looking for college-bound senior students who have demonstrated outstanding academic standing, leadership, and community service. We are targeting our Alma Maters (Hyde Park, King College Prep, Bronzeville Institute, Simeon, and Phillips) to reward these students.

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time graduating high school senior (class of 2021) in good standing at King College Prep, Phillips, Simeon, Hyde Park, or Bronzeville Scholastic
  • Must be accepted to an accredited college or university
  • Must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

Required Documents:

  1. Official CPS transcript of scholastic record for all semesters or quarters through and including 7th semester
  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (non-family members). Minimum of 1 Letter of Recommendation must be from school staff
  3. Copy of College/University acceptance letter
  4. Provide your 2021 Student Aid Report (SAR) for proper federal tax documentation of the award.
  5. Write an essay on the following topics (Please respond thoroughly and give details in 700-12,000 words):
    a) Describe an experience while you have been in High School in which you took a leadership role and explain what you learned about yourself.
    b) Describe how your future academic and career goals will impact your community.
    c) What has this Global Pandemic taught you that will have a lasting impact on your life?

Awarding Note: The organization will select the best four (4) applicants from the combined application pool from all 5 High Schools.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please feel free to contact us via email at Chitowngoodfellas@gmail.com and indicate Chi-Town GoodFellas Scholarship in the subject line.

Award
$1,000
Deadline
05/30/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. I confirm that I attend King College Prep, Phillips, Simeon, Hyde Park, or Bronzeville Scholastic
  2. Please upload a copy of a college letter of acceptance for the college you plan to attend
  3. Essay: (1) Describe an experience while you have been in High School in which you took a leadership role and explain what you learned about yourself. (2) Describe how your future academic and career goals will impact your community. (3) What has this Global Pandemic taught you that will have a lasting impact on your life?
  4. Please submit the name and email of a TEACHER OR COUNSELOR WHO YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED to complete a letter of reference on your behalf.
  5. Provide a recommendation from a community leader, faith leader or other non-academic (not a family member)
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