Scholarship Eligibility:
This application is for students seeking an undergraduate degree. Applicants should be an accepted student at an accredited institution of higher learning to include community colleges, private institutions and certified vocational training programs.

ILBC Members, ILBC employees, ILBC Foundation board members, and their immediate relatives are ineligible for the scholarship program.

How to Apply:

You can email the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application.

All applicants must:

  •   Be an Illinois resident

  •   Complete the ILBCF Undergraduate Scholarship Application

  •   Submit verification of college enrollment or letter of acceptance

  •   Write a personal statement (500 words or less) describing interest and involvement in community and public service, hobbies, talents, sports and/or school activities. The statement should address future academic and professional career plans and may highlight any personal challenge(s) perspective has overcome

  •   Submit high school transcript (if in college, current transcript)

  •   Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than relatives

  •   Submit a recent photograph of himself/herself

  •   Provide proof of voter registration if 18 years of age or older

  •   Forward the application and all supporting materials to the ILBCF Scholarship Selection Committee by May 4th, 2020 (No Exceptions)

 Any supporting material not submitted along with application will result in applicant being disqualified.

Application Deadline: All applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by May 4th, 2020. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS CHOSEN TO RECEIVE AN AWARD WILL BE NOTIFIED BY LETTER.

Submit Applications to:

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee
P.O. Box 10243, Springfield, IL 62791

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