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									2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


     Scholarship/College Fair                 Amount      Date/Deadline                            Requirements/Other
                                                                          University of Illinois @ Chicago, Physical Education Recreational
                                                                          Center, 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To register, go to
100 Black Men College Fair                                November 3rd    http://www.100bmc.org/CSFstudentform.htm.

                                                                          Contest open to all students age 19 and under who meet the
                                                                          following criteria: are currently enrolled as a high school student in
                                                                          grades 9-12 and are U.S. citizens. Students responding to this
                                                                          year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and then in no
                                                                          more than 1,200 words: a) analyze why it is so vital that the
                                                                          remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a
                                                                          new generation; and b) suggest what they, as students, can do to
2008 Holocaust Remembrance                                                combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our
Project Essay                          $2,500 - $10,000     April 30th    world today. online contest.
                                                                          Senior entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit
                                                                          or initiative. One outstanding student will be selected to receive a
2008 NFIB Young Entrepreneur                                              $10,000 award. For questions and to apply, visit
Award                                         $1,000      February 11th   www.NFIB.com/YEA, access key = NFIB.
                                                                          Open to high school seniors who plan to further their education at a
                                                                          college/university or certified trade school in the U.S. Scholarship is
                                                                          not based on financial need. All applicants must read the "Fire
                                                                          Sprinkler Essay" about automatic fire sprinklers and take a ten-
                                                                          question multiple-choice test. This is an open-book test and you
                                                                          may print out the paper beforehand for reference during testing.
                                                                          For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1)
                                                                          entry into a drawing for one of the ten $2,000 scholarships.
                                                                          Applications will only be accepted online through the AFSA
AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler                                             scholarship website (www.afsascholarship.org) Only one entry per
Association) Scholarship Contest              $2,000        April 11th    student..

                                                                          Senior who is a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the U.S. who
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memoral                                           served after September 15, 1940 and was honorably discharged or
Scholarship                                   $500          March 1st     who is presently serving in the military; have taken the ACT or SAT.
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                                                                          Senior who is a child of a deceased father or mother who was a
                                                                          Veteran of the U.S. who served after September 15, 1940, and was
                                                                          honorably discharged. They need not be killed in action or died as
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid                                           a result of a service-connected disability. Have taken the SAT or
Scholarship                                   $500          March 1st     ACT.

                                                                          Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing
                                                                          program or already be a student in an approved School of Nursing
                                                                          in the State of Illinois. Prove satisfactory in academic record,
AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing                                                  character, interest and activity record, and financial need. Priority
Scholarship                            To be determined     March 1st     will be given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran.
AMVETS Service Foundation
Scholarship                                   $3,000        March 1st     Be an Illinois senior and have taken the ACT or SAT.
                                                                          Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved trade school
                                                                          program. A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the
AMVETS Trade School Scholarship               $3,000        March 1st     application.
Annual National Hispanic College
Fair                                                       October 19th   Richard J. Daley College; 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

                                                                          Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; senior who plans to enroll full-
                                                                          time in an accredited two or 4-yr college/university by fall 2008; be
                                                                          ambitious and motivated as evidenced by outstanding achievement
                                                                          in school, community or work activities; be recommended by an
AXA Achievement Community                                                 unrelated adult who can attest to your achievement. To learn more
Scholarship                             up to $725,000    February 15th   about scholarship visit www.axa-achievement.com.
                                                                          Be U.S. citizen or legal resident; current senior who plans to enroll
                                                                          full-time in an accredited 2 or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. by
                                                                          fall 2008; demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by
                                                                          outstanding achievement in an activity in school, community or
                                                                          workplace; be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest
AXA Achievement Scholarship           $10,000 & $25,000   December 15th   to your achievement.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


                                                                             Scholarship for a confirmed Lutheran freshman male beginning his
                                                                             college studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
                                                                             campus in the fall of 2008. The recipient will be under no obligation
                                                                             to become a member of Beta Sigma Psi. For application
                                                                             information write to Beta Sigma Psi, Alpha Alumni Scholarship, PO
Beta Sigma Psi - Alpha Alumni                                                Box 17233, Urbana, IL 61803 or contact
Scholarship                                    $1,000        February 1st    bsp_scholarship@yahoo.com.
                                                                             Graduating senior living within 75 miles of a Best Buy store;
                                                                             demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer
                                                                             community service or work experience; plan to enroll in a full-time
                                                                             undergraduate course of study at an accredited two/four-year
                                                                             college/university or vocational-technical school. Go to
Beta Sigma Psi - Alpha Alumni                                                www.postsecondary.cps.k12.il.us/scholarships/entry/1663/best_buy
Scholarship                                    $1,500        February 15th   _scholarship/.

                                                                             Award recognizes students who graduate as Valedictorian or
                                                                             Salutatorian of their high school class. The award covers 100% of
                                                                             tuition and fees/charges (after other tuition-specific assistance is
                                                                             applied), plus 50% of the rent of living in Purdue University
                                                                             Calumet's student housing facility. The University Village, for fall
Chancellor's Scholar Award -                                                 and spring semesters. Additionally, each award recipient receives
Purdue University (Calumet)               Renewable           March 1st      a monetary allowance toward the purchase of books and supplies.
                                                                             This scholarship provides five full-tuition, four-yr scholarships to
Chicago Public School Scholars at                                            graduates from CPS schools who have been accepted to their
the University of Chicago                     full-tuition                   undergraduate college.
                                                                             Senior who resides in Cook County; U.S. citizen; accepted as full-
                                                                             time student into an undergraduate degree program by a 4-yr
Chicago Roofing Contractors                                                  accredited college in the field of liberal arts & sciences, engineering,
Assocation (CRCA)                                             March 7th      architecture or business.
                                                                             Senior must possess a minimum gpa of 2.5 (minimum gpa of 3.0
                                                                             for the Gwendolyn & John W. Rogers scholarship); demonstrate
Chicago Urban League Scholarship       $1,000 to $2,500       March 15th     financial need.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


                                                                           Awarded to a 2008 high school graduate who is a dependent of a
                                                                           union roofing contractor, of their office personnel, or a member of
                                                                           Chicago Roofers Local #11, who plans to enroll in an accredited 4-
                                                                           yr college/university, community college or a vocational training
Chicagoland Roofing Council 2008                                           center. Scholarship will be based on aptitude and financial need,
Scholarship                                   $2,000          April 4th    and may be renewable.

                                                                           Applicants must be a current high school senior; U.S. citizen; must
                                                                           have a minimum 3.0 gpa at the end of their junior year, and must be
                                                                           planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary
Coca-Cola Scholars                    $10,000 to $20,000    October 31st   institution. Apply online at www.coco-colascholars.org.

                                                                           For graduating seniors who meet IIT's admission requirements and
                                                                           whose parents (or guardians) have an income of less than $40,000
                                                                           per year. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and
Collens Scholars Program (IIT                                              complete the FAFSA. For admission requirements or to request an
Initiative for CPS students)                                               application visit admission.iit.edu or contact 312-567-3025.

                                                                           Student must demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or
                                                                           through work experiences, have a strong commitment to and
                                                                           involvement in community service. Only one senior may apply
Comcast Leaders & Achievers                   $1,000       December 14th   (see principal/counselor to be nominated).

                                                                           This fair/reception offers a unique opportunity to learn about local
                                                                           colleges' scholarship programs specifically for CPS students. This
                                                                           event will feature the following colleges: Davidson College, Illinois
                                                                           Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, DePaul University,
                                                                           University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, Loyola University, Lake
                                                                           Forest College and the University of Illinois @ Chicago College of
                                                                           Medicine. Students/parents must RSVP to attend to: Marcia
                                                                           Boyd, mlboyd@cps.k12.il.us or call 773-553-2087. The event will
                                                                           be held from 6 - 9 p.m. at Illinois Institute of Technology - Hermann
                                                                           Hall, 3241 S. Federal. Free parking will be available in Lots D1 &
CPS College Scholarship Fair                                October 2nd    D2.
                                                                           For students who apply to Illinois Institute of Technology as
                                                                           freshmen to study architecture. For highly talented, artistic
Crown Scholarship                                           January 28th   students, it provides full tuition for five years of study.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.                                             Senior, resident of Chicago, with a minimum gpa of 2.5;
Scholarship                             $500 to $4,000         March 1st     demonstrates financial need
                                                                             Any current junior who has at least a 2.75 cumulative gpa,
                                                                             demonstrates accomplishments in community service and
                                                                             leadership and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge. To
                                                                             apply online go to www.scholarshipadministrators.net and use
Discover Scholarship Program                  $30,000         January 31st   access key "DISC".
                                                                             African-American senior male; admitted to a full-time
                                                                             undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-yr
Gread "Lefty" McKinnis Memorial                                              college/university in fall of 2008; attendance at scholarship
Foundation Scholarship                        $1,000           April 30th    presentation gala (June, 2008); community or civic involvement

                                                                             The HP Scholar program offers scholarship opportunities to
                                                                             underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino or American
                                                                             Indian). Must be a graduating senior enrolling as a full-time 1st
                                                                             year student into the University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA,
                                                                             North Carolina AT&T State University, Morgan State University, San
                                                                             Jose State University or University of Washington (all HP Scholar
                                                                             partnership universities). Students plan to pursue a bachelor of
                                                                             science degree in computer engineering, computer science or
                                                                             electrical engineering and be able to legally work full-time in the
HP Scholars                             $40,000 (4 yrs)       March 15th     U.S. at the time of application.

                                                                             Designed to assist graduating seniors of Hispanic heritage to obtain
HSF/Ford Motor Company Fund                                                  a bachelor's degree. Students must be U.S. citizen or legal
High School Scholarship Program               $2,500          March 15th     permanent resident. GPA of 3.0. Apply online at www.HSF.net.
                                                                             Open to high school seniors graduating with a demonstrated
                                                                             interest and achievement in the arts and/or shown leadership in
                                                                             encouraging understanding amoung people of diverse
                                                                             backgrounds; involvement in school or community activities (work
International House of Blues                                                 experience may be included); demonstrated need for financial
Foundation - Blues Ambassador        $10,000 (4-yr prog) or                  assistance and be accepted to a 2 or 4-yr institution of higher
Scholarship                          $5,000 (2-yr program)     April 14th    learning. GPA of 2.5 minimum.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


                                                                                 Students must be a resident of the Chicagoland area; be a
                                                                                 graduating senior in the upper 25% of the class; be accepted or
                                                                                 enrolled in a science or engineering program at an accredited
                                                                                 college/university leading to a bachelor's degree in physics,
                                                                                 chemistry, biology, computer science or electrical, chemical,
IPLAC Educational Foundation                                     March 31st      mechanical or nuclear engineering or pre-law.
                                                                                 Must be a U.S. citizen; all applicants are required to take either the
                                                                                 SAT or ACT and submit their scores; apply online at
Jackie Robinson Scholarship            up to $7,500 annually     March 31st      www.jackierobinson.org/.

Martin Luther King, Jr. College Fair                           January 18 & 19   Navy Pier
                                                                                 Contest theme: "Put Away your Sword". Assignment: describe a
                                                                                 situation in the world today or in your own lifein which Jesus would
                                                                                 say, "Put away your sword." Explain what you would do to follow
                                                                                 Jesus' command to promote peace instead of violence. Length:
                                                                                 500-750 words - English language only. Mail to: 2007 Student
                                                                                 Essay Contest, Web Source, P.O. Box 308, Maryknoll, NY 10545-
Maryknoll 2007 Essay Contest              $150 - $1,000           Nov 30th       0308
                                                                                 Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Navy Pier.
                                                                                 Possible workshops: admission testing; athletics & NCAA
                                                                                 regulations; college applications, self-assessment, college
                                                                                 interviews; the college selection process 101; financial aid &
                                                                                 scholarships; Fine Arts, study abroad and research; parent
                                                                                 information sessions; private colleges; public universities; resources
                                                                                 for students with different learning abilities; selective & highly
                                                                                 selective admission criteria. For more information visit
NACAC College Fair                                              October 20th     www.nacacnet.org/NCF.
                                                                                 For high school juniors; Richard J Daley College, between the
National Hispanic College Fair                                 March 12, 13th    hours of 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                                                                 Write essay answering question: "How has skateboarding been a
                                                                                 positive influence in your life?" Application packet must also include
                                                                                 information form, two letters of recommendation, official transcript,
                                                                                 information relevant to your skateboard activism. Send completed
                                                                                 application and related materials in a single packet to: The Patrick
Patrick Kerr Skateboard                                                          Kerr Skateboard Scholarship, P.O. Box 2054, Jenkintown, PA
Scholarship                                                                      19046.
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                                                                       Graduating seniors must be permanent residents of Cook County
                                                                       (IL) with at least a B average; plan to attend a four-year degree
                                                                       granting institution within the US for the fall 2008-2009 school year.
                                                                       Students must also be able to show proof of full-time enrollment in
Phi Kappa Omega Scholarship                   $1,000   February 29th   a four-yr college/university in the US by June 2008.
                                                                       Graduating seniors who will attend a 2/4 yr college/university or
Ronald McDonald House Charities                                        vocational/technical school; must be U.S. citizen or legal resident;
National Scholarship                          $1,000     Feb 15th      less than 21 yrs.

                                                                       Offers scholarship support to students who are academically
                                                                       strong, have a desire to become a teacher, and have an interest in
                                                                       attending Roosevelt University. Currently looking for seniors,
                                                                       particularly minority students, who are interested in becoming early
                                                                       childhood, elementary, secondary, music, or theatre arts teachers
Roosevelt University - S.T.A.R.                                        to apply for the S.T.A.R. scholarship. Have a 3.25 gpa or excell in a
(Scholars Teach and Reach)                                             special area (mathematics, science, foreign language or performing
Scholarship                                             March 15th     arts). Minimum ACT of 18.
                                                                       For juniors who demonstrate strong character, academic ambition
                                                                       and financial need. The scholarship is renewable and all PLAN test
Scholarship Chicago College Bound                                      scores must be submitted with the application in order to be
Scholarship                                   $5,000    March 15th     considered.
                                                                       Contest is open to residents of the U.S. who are high school seniors
                                                                       graduating with plans to enter a full-time undergraduate course of
                                                                       study in an accredited two/four year college/university or vocation
Seniors Helping Seniors                                                technical school in the Fall of 2008. Limit one entry per team. See
Scholarship Program                           $2,500   December 31st   application for details.
                                                                       Open to juniors that have a gpa in the 2.2 to 3.2 range; have/are
ShoreBank                                     $3,000   February 21st   volunteering in the community; plan to attend a
                                                                       Students (African American males) must be Chicago Public school
                                                                       student in grades 10-12; have a minimum gpa of 2.5; have at least
                                                                       20 hours of "active" community service completed within the past
                                                                       12 months and have leadership involvement/extra-curricular
Sprite/Chicago Bulls MVPs                               February 1st   activities.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin



                                                                     Students/parents will have the opportunity to learn about different
                                                                     colleges located in Illinois and meet with their admissions
                                                                     counselors. The following colleges will be in attendance:
                                                                     Augustana College, Aurora University, Concordia University
                                                                     Chicago, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Eureka College,
                                                                     Greenville College, Illinois College, Illinois Wesleyan University,
                                                                     Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lewis University, McKendree
                                                                     College, Millikin University, Monmouth College, North Central
                                                                     College, North Park University, Olivet Nazarene University, Principia
                                                                     College, Qunicy University, Rockford Colllege, Trinity Christian
                                                                     College, and the University of St. Francis. Students/parents must
                                                                     rsvp to Marcia Boyd by October 3, 2007 at 773-553-2087 or
The Associated Colleges of Illinois                                  mlboyd@cps.k12.il.us. Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 4 - 5:30 p.m.,
Fair                                                     Oct 6th     Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL

                                                                     The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites high school
                                                                     students, parents, counselors and friends to an informational
                                                                     program about Stanford University. The program includes
                                                                     information about academic opportunities, student life, the
                                                                     admissions process, and financial aid. Although reservations are
                                                                     not required, you are encouraged to register for the program by
                                                                     going to http://admission.stanford.edu/applying and clicking on
                                                                     "Schedule of Regional Admission Programs". Sunday, October 14,
The Associated Colleges of Illinois                                  2007, 3:00 -4:30 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, Sydney Yates
Fair                                                     Oct. 14     Gallery, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602.

                                                                     For 9th and 10th Graders; write an essay on one of three topics;
                                                                     essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words
                                                                     in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced. One entry
                                                                     per student. Submit your essay online or mail to: Anthem Essay
                                                                     Contest, Dept. W, The Ayn Rand Institute, P.O. Box 57044, Irvine,
The Ayn Rand Institute: Anthem                                       CA 92619-7044. For questions regarding essay contest, write to
Essay Contest                            $30 - $2,000   March 20th   essay@aynrand.org.
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                                                                                   For 11th and 12th Graders; write an essay on one of three
                                                                                   topics;essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600
                                                                                   words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced. One
                                                                                   entry per student. Submit your essay online or mail to: The
                                                                                   Fountainhead Essay Contest, Dept. W, The Ayn Rand Institute,
The Ayn Rand Institute: Anthem                                                     P.O. Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044. For questions regarding
Essay Contest                            $50 - $10,000            April 25th       essay contest, write to essay@aynrand.org.
                                                                                   Students in grades 9 thru 12 are invited to interpret the theme "You
                                                                                   Can Make a Difference" in an original poster. Posters must be
                                                                                   received by January 18, 2008. Send entries to: High School
                                                                                   Poster Contest, THE CHRISTOPHERS, 5 Hanover Square, New
The Christophers' Eighteenth                                                       York, NY 10004. For more information: 888-298-4050,
Annual Poster Contest for High                                                     www.christophers.org, youth@christophers.org. Winning posters
School Students                          $100 - $1,000           January 18th      will be put on display in New York City.

                                                                                Eligible if: are African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native,
                                                                                Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; are a U.S.
                                                                                citizen; have attained a cumulative gpa of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
                                                                                unweighted; will be enrolling for the first time at a U.S. accredited
                                                                                college/university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
                                                                                in fall 2008; have demonstrated leadership abilities through
                                                                                participation in community service, extracurricular, or other
                                        supports cost of   Dec 31st - paper app activities; meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Nomination
The Gates Millennium Scholars        attendance/renewable Jan 11th - online app guidelines & forms are available at www.gmsp.org.
                                                                                For minority students showing leadership potential and
                                                                                demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-yr
                                                                                college/university of their choice. Must be a U.S. citizen and
The Jackie Robinson Foundation's                                                have/will take/taken the ACT or SAT tests. Questions, call 212-290-
Scholarship Program                  up to $7,500 annually     March 31st       8600.
                                                                                For students who apply to Illinois Institute of Technology as
                                                                                freshmen to study architecture. A need-based tuition scholarship to
Thomas A Roszak Scholarship                 $5,000            January 28th      support a promising student's first year of study.
2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin


                                                                              Students must be U.S. citizens; be current seniors; minimum gpa of
                                                                              3.5 (4.0 scale) and a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of
                                       Full-tuition waivers                   1,300. Applicants must have applied and been accepted into a
                                      and stipends to cover                   HBCU by July 1, 2008 and have demonstrated leadership abilities
Tom Joyner Foundation Full-Ride         room, board and                       through participation in community service, extra-curricular or other
Scholarship                                   books            January 18th   activities.
                                                                              UIC will be awarding twenty (20) Unger Scholarships to women
                                                                              entering UIC College of Engineering in the fall of 2008. Students
UIC College of Engineering - Unger            $5,000                          must be nominated by a teacher or counselor.
                                                                              Seniors from households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less.
                                                                              Priority consideration given to students who are members of an
                                                                              ethnic-minority group or have a documented physical disability.
                                                                              Applications must be submitted online at
                                                                              http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/i-applications/usafunds/.
USA Funds                                     $1,500          February 15th   Questions, email usafunds@scholarshipamerica.org.
                                                                              Write essay meeting the following criteria: focus of essay should be
                                                                              on Abraham Lincoln or a significant event in the Civil War period in
                                                                              Illinois; essays should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words with an
                                                                              annotated bibliography and suggestions for further reading. The IL
                                                                              high school student whose research paper is selected will receive a
                                                                              $1,000 scholarship and a certificate of achievement and will be
                                                                              honored at the IL History Symposium Banquet March 2008. Entries
                                                                              should be sent to the Illinois State Historical Society, Orndorff
                                                                              Scholarship, 210 1/2 South Sixth Street, Suite 200, Springfield, IL
                                                                              62701. For more information, call 217-525-2781. For online entry,
                                                                              go to
                                                                              http://www.historyillinois.org/Awards_Scholarships/scholaships_orn
Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship               $1,000          December 31st   dorff.htm.
                                                                              Scholarship is for African-American graduating males; must have a
                                                                              3.0 gpa or better; letter of acceptance to 4-yr college/university or
                                                                              college of technology. Questions, contact Mr. Albert Gaston,
Xi Lambda Educational Foundation                                              Chairman at 773-873-8841 or Mr. Robert A. Carr, Co-Chairman at
Scholarship Program                           $1,000           January 31st   773-221-5089.
                                                                              Available to female seniors with a gpa of 2.5 or better. Contact the
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Karen                                           scholarship chairperson at scholars@zetazetaonline.org with
Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship                               April 14th    questions regarding the application process.

								
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