Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$35,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

September 17

Friday
Awarded By:

Acorn Equality Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 10 awards offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in Illinois.
  2. Must identify with LGBTQ.
  3. Must live in any county of downstate Illinois except for the following: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: These scholarships provide financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents. To be eligible, applicants must retain permanent residence in downstate Illinois (all Illinois counties except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution.

Application requirements for the Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship are:

  • No application requirements for this scholarship
Additional Information: There are five types of scholarships awarded by the Acorn Equality Fund. You may apply for all types; however, you may receive only one. A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship: - The Acorn Scholarship is based on academics, volunteerism, and community advocacy. - The Central Illinois Friends Scholarship is based on academics and a commitment to public health. - The Korty & Morton Scholarship is based on volunteerism, community advocacy, and financial need. - The Luke Scholarship is based on academics and financial need. - The McKeon Scholarship is based on academics, volunteerism and political advocacy. You will be completing two essays. Your first essay will address the criteria of the specific scholarship you are applying for. The second essay, “About Me” is designed to give the Scholarship Committee a chance to get to know you better. It is your opportunity to express yourself.

Award Amount: $1,000- $4,000 annually.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $35,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, September 17, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, September 17, 2021

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Jon Neidy
Address: P.O. BOX 6286 Peoria, Illinois 61601

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