AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation - General Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation (IPCDF) is offering educational scholarship opportunities to high school seniors planning to attend four-year institutions in the fall. IPCDF is also offering scholarships to current undergraduates planning to continue their education at four-year colleges or universities. The applicant must have permanent residency or attend school in the Bronzeville, Douglas, Washington Park, Grand Boulevard, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park or Englewood community.

Website: AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Scholarship
Application: Access Here
Overview & Checklist: View Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior (class of 2022)
  • Unweighted cumulative 2.85 grade point average or higher
  • Proof of 40 or more hours of community service (as evidenced by your CPS transcript)

Required Documents:
Complete Applications consist of…

  1. Online Scholarship Application
  2. Submission of typed essay (500 – 700 words)
  3. Most recent unofficial transcript uploaded directly to the application
  4. An acceptance letter from the four-year institution you will attend on official letterhead
  5. TWO (2) Letters of recommendation written during the current academic year (not dated before September 2021), addressed to IPCDF. One must be a character letter from a school official or a service organization with which you have volunteered, on official letterhead. The second letter must be from an unrelated person of your choice.
  6. Proof of permanent residency or school attendance in the Bronzeville, Douglas, Washington Park, Grand Boulevard, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park or Englewood community

Essay Topic: The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has captured the entire world because the issues related to racial prejudice are as relevant as ever. How will you apply what you’ve learned from the BLM movement to your educational and career pursuits?

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
For questions or concerns regarding this scholarship and application: email the Scholarship Provider at Scholarships@ipcdf.org

Award
$2,000
Deadline
05/29/2022