Who Can Apply:
- Deacon William E. Johnson Sr. was a man who always emphasized the importance of a good education. He wasn’t afforded the opportunity to earn a higher education but he wanted all his children and other young people to achieve higher education to compete and be productive in society.
- For many, college feels out of reach due to the high price tag of tuition, housing, books, and other course-related expenses. As a result, the student debt crisis has reached record highs, with millions of Americans owing $1.7 trillion in student debt.
- This scholarship seeks to provide tuition assistance to a minority high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois.
- Any BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student in Illinois who is low-income may apply for this scholarship
Submission: To apply, tell us about someone who has impacted your education journey and how you hope to help your community in the future.
Deadline: April 26, 2023