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    Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 12, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $10,000

    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

    Are you a graduating African-American high school senior from a Rockford Public Schools high school? If so, consider applying for the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship! The Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship is open to graduating, African-American male high school seniors from a Rockford Public Schools (Michigan) high school who have been involved in community service and volunteerism.

    The scholarship is offered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), a regional leader in philanthropy that makes grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. One of these grants is the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship that was named after Era Louis Walker and his wife for 61 years, Frances. Era was a loyal employee of the Rockford Head Start program who drove children to and from the program for 37 years. In honor of his legacy, each year, the scholarship awards up to $10,000 to multiple graduating, African-American high school seniors from a Rockford Public Schools (Michigan) high school. If this sounds like a good opportunity to you, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a male graduating African-American high school senior from a Rockford Public Schools (Michigan) high school. Students who have been involved in community service and volunteerism. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA

    2.9

    Race/Ethnicity

    Black/African

    Other Category

    Men

    State

    Michigan

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

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