Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

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Amount
Awarded

$200,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 6

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Gould & Ratner LLP

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a resident of one of the following areas: Chicago, Illinois, or the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada, and suburbs of the area; Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding, or Westport, Connecticut.
  4. Must be entering his/her senior year of high school in fall and plan on attending an accredited college/university in the United States for a bachelor's degree or four-year program.
  5. Must hava a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  6. Must have an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.

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

Description: This award is for high school seniors who reside in Chicago, IL, or surrounding areas; Las Vegas, NV, or surrounding areas; Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding, or Westport, CT. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.

Application requirements for the Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the winners. Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given. The committee will consider: essay content; academic achievements and records; personal interview for finalists.

Award Amount: This scholarship will be in the amount of a "full ride" for eight semesters (up to $200,000 total). This includes funding for tuition, room, board, books, supplies, and necessary equipment required for course load.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $200,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Applications are available on the Bruce Fiskin Scholarship Fund website. *Please note: Applications are accepted beginning at 12:00 a.m. CDT on Sept. 1. Students must register for an account and click the verification link in the email they receive to proceed to the online application. Students should have a copy of their transcript available to upload (PDF, JPG or PNG, max. file size of 2MB) during the process or they will not be able to complete the application. In addition, students will need to submit an essay (400 to 500 words) that addresses the question posted. Once students have submitted their online applications, no corrections can be made. No time extensions will be granted for any reason.
Contact: Eileen C. Downes
Address: 222 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Illinois 60601

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