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Black Colleagues Association and Latinx Alumni Network scholarships available

group holding up scholarship awards

BCA 2019-2020 scholarship recipients pose with Vice President Levester "LJ" Johnson (far left) and BCA Scholarship Chair Eyvonna Hemphill '80 (far right) at the BCA 2018 Scholarship Breakfast

The Illinois State University Black Colleagues Association and Latinx Alumni Network have opened the applications for scholarship opportunities for current and future Redbirds of Illinois State University.

Black Colleagues Association Scholarships

There are also 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 December 4, 2019. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation submitted by December 11, 2019.

Latinx Alumni Network (LAN) Scholarship

The mission of LAN is to establish, maintain, and promote a network for the empowerment and advancement of Latinx alumni, students, faculty, and staff at Illinois State University. As a part of LAN’s mission, the organization desires to assist students in securing financial aid through annual scholarships.

Those interested in applying for the Latinx Alumni Network scholarship must complete an online application and essay questions submitted by December 4, 2019. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation submitted by December 11, 2019.

Additional questions can be sent to Illinois State University Alumni Engagement.

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