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Black Colleagues Association scholarship deadline

Wednesday, November 28th 2018

Event Description

There are  several scholarships awarded by the Illinois State University Black Colleagues Association (ISUBCA), a chartered affinity network of the Alumni Association.

  • Judge Russell DeBow Scholarship is a $1,000 award named after DeBow ’35, one of the charter members of ISUBCA and an instrumental figure in writing the original constitution and bylaws for the network. Students are also considered for book scholarships through the President’s Office and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Vincent Lionel Davis Scholarship is a $1,000 award established by the Davis family in memory of alumnus Vincent Lionel Davis ’81, who died in the line of duty as an employee of the Dallas fire department.
  • Commemorative Public Service Scholarship is a $1,000 award established by alumnae who were initiated into the Theta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at Illinois State University, in memory of alumna Carol Lynn Johnson ’79. Johnson died in 2004 after a brave and lengthy battle with breast cancer.
  • Lewis and Mills Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by Alfred Lewis ’90 and Stephen Mills ’90 whose wives both died of cancer. This scholarship will support sophomore, junior, or senior students with a major within the College of Business or College of Arts and Sciences. Preference will be given to African-Americans and to students diagnosed with cancer or those who have parents that succumbed to cancer or who are cancer survivors.

Those interested in applying for any of the ISUBCA scholarships must complete an online application and essay questions submitted by 4:30 p.m. November 28, 2018. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation submitted by 4:30 p.m. December 5, 2018.

Black Colleagues Association Spring 2019 Scholarship

An additional scholarship will be available through the Black Colleagues Association the spring 2019 to only current freshmen at Illinois State University. Those interested must complete this application order to be considered.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


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