Ora Lee Sanders $1,000 Scholarship
Website: http://www.pushexcel.org/?page_id=4 or DOWNLOAD WRITABLE PDF APPLICATION
Deadline: May 30
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen; be enrolled full-time at a four-year university; have a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 scale; and be continuing on as an undergraduate in the academic year that the scholarship is awarded.
Description: The Ora Lee Sanders $1,000 scholarship program is offered through and run by the Rainbow-PUSH coalition. A complete application consists of: a grade report/transcript (most recent high school transcript for seniors, college transcript for post-secondary students); two letters of recommendation (non-family, preferably teachers or professors); proof of current enrollment or acceptance in a college/university (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable); and a minimum 500 word essay identifying five prerequisites for success and explaining in detail your personal philosophy for the pursuit of excellence. Explain how you will use your college education to achieve this pursuit of excellence. This is a renewable scholarship up to four years subject to GPA requirements being met.
Send applications to: please see website listed above; do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs
Recent UIC winners: 2012 - Edleda James, Lekui Xiao; 2011 - Jaleesa Harris, Daveed Holmes, Joshua Jones, Carline Joseph, Gabrielle Pulce, Andrea Watson