Daisy E Smith Schurz Scholarship (For Schurz High School)

Scholarship & Organization Description:
This scholarships is intended for a Chicago Public Schools Schurz High School senior student who has been accepted at the University of Illinois, either the Chicago (UIC) or Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus. This scholarship will award a total of up to $10,000 over four years.

Recipient Selection & Eligibility Requirements:
The annual recipient of the Daisy E Smith Scholarship will be selected by a voluntary committee of stakeholders which can include but is not limited to teachers, administrators and members of the Schurz High School community.

The recipient must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior of Schurz H.S. who plans to enroll at the University of Illinois (either the Chicago or Urbana-Champaign campus) in the fall of 2021.
  • Must have completed service learning hours that can be verified by the service learning coordinator.
  • Must answer short essay question: How would this scholarship help you obtain your goals? (500 words maximum)

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, one student will be awarded $2,500 each school year with a total amount of $10,000 over the course of 4 years if student maintains a “C” average

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$2,500 ($10,000 over 4 years)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you attend Schurz High school?
  2. Please provide the BEST email for you.
  3. Have you completed service learning hours, service learning projects or civic engagement activities to satisfy the CPS graduation requirement?
  4. Have you been accepted into an undergraduate degree program at the University of Illinois, either the Chicago (UIC) or Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus?
  5. Provide a copy of your letter of acceptance from UIC or UIUC.
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