All application materials for 2021 will be posted on .

This page provides an overview of the materials you will need to apply through Scholarship Central.  All documents must be uploaded by April 15, 2021.

The Scholarship Committee will begin their review of application materials shortly after the deadline. Decisions are usually announced in writing by July, 2021.

Please note that multiple items must be uploaded as part of your application on Scholarship Central. The following are items required of your application and must be uploaded to “Scholarship Central”

  1. ApplicationAll application questions must be answered and will be included in the link on Scholarship Central
  2. Submit two RecommendationsRecommendations are required and at least one must be from a teacher or counselor. Instructions for how to submit your reference form electronically will be provided on  “Scholarship Central”
  3. A Copy of your Letter of Acceptance from the college you plan to attend must be uploaded as part of your application
  4. FAFSA (Free Applicant for Federal Student Aid) You must upload a completed FAFSA that has been processed by the Federal Processor **(SEE BELOW). The FASA is open October 1, 2020.
  5. Copy of A Utility Billupload a current utility bill from your residence to verify residency in East St. Louis or Brooklyn. Utility bill must not be older than 90 days
  6. Official Academic TranscriptAll applicants must arrange for an official transcript to be uploaded to the site by the deadline. The transcript must show Fall semester grades with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

All Applications must be completed and submitted electronically via Scholarship Central no later than April 15, 2021

** Make sure you submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application before applying to our program.  You will be required to upload a copy of your FAFSA document as part of our application process. Prospective College Students were able to begin submitting their FAFSA applications on October 1, 2018.  Here is the link to begin competing your FAFSA:


2021 Renewal Applications are available for Students who are current scholarship recipients and are now requesting their next scholarship disbursement. Renewal Applications will also be posted on after January 1, 2021Students must also submit a current transcript and enrollment Form or Class Schedule showing full-time enrollment for the Fall, 2020.

New Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Renewal Application Deadline: June 4, 2021