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Offered by Acorn Equality Fund
Are you an LGBTQ+ individual, an ally, or a child or LGBTQ+ parents? Further, do you live in Illinois and will soon be attending a postsecondary educational institution? If so, you may be eligible for the Acorn Equality Fund Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships provide between $1,000 and $4,000 to eligible applicants. There are five separate scholarships available: The Acorn Scholarship, Central Illinois Friends Scholarship, Korty & Morton Scholarship, the Luke Scholarship, and the McKeon Scholarship. Just bear in mind that while you may apply to multiple scholarships, they all have separate applications and you may only receive a maximum of one scholarship. The scholarships are all funded by the Acorn Equality Fund, “a grassroots nonprofit organization that provides financial support for the advancement of education, health, and civil rights of LGBTQ+ persons and their allies.”
To find out if you’re from an eligible Illinois county, keep on reading! If you fit the criteria, we encourage you to apply and wish you luck!
This scholarship is open to incoming and current university students who meet the below eligibility requirements. Applicants must be from any Illinois county except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.
High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
US Citizens, Permanent Residents
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.
Letter of Recommendation
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