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    Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 11, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    Varies

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship is open to Black/African-American women who are graduating high school seniors from Rockford Public School District in Illinois. To apply, interested students must submit an essay detailing why they would be the best candidate for the scholarship. If you’re a female, African-American, graduating high school senior from a Rockford Public School (Illinois), we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), founded in 1953, is a regional leader in philanthropy. With more than $140 million in assets and more than 400 individual funds, CFNIL makes grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. CFNIL's grant and scholarship programs are made possible by the generosity of CFNIL's donors. Their mission is to inspire endowment and promote philanthropy for the current and future needs of the people of Northern Illinois.

    Eligibility information

    Applicants must be attending a high school within the Rockford Public School District in Illinois, in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements below, to apply.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Race/Ethnicity

    Black/African

    Other Category

    Women

    State

    Illinois

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at [email protected].

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