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Diversify the Future Scholarship Application

To qualify for this scholarship applicants must meet the following four criteria:

1. You’re a member of an under-represented group (including but not limited to underrepresented racial or ethnic populations, women, low income, individuals with disabilities, etc.)

2. You're enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program for science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) in Fall 2024

3. You reside in the Greater Chicagoland area 

4. You will be attending a College within the United States


The Diversify the Future Board will select applicants from essays submitted to move forward to Interview with the Board and make a final selection from there. Criteria will be limited to geographic area and must show proof of enrollment in post-secondary school. Selection will be conducted in Summer for distribution in the Fall.


The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024.

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Applicant Information

Academic Information

Are you enrolling in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree program?

Personal Essay

Please submit a one-page typewritten essay, OR video essay of no more than 5 minutes, responding to the following:


The purpose of the Diversify the Future Foundation is to provide Chicagoland residents from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds to access STEM-specific college scholarships. Why you believe you deserve this scholarship over other applicants?

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Thank you for submitting. We will contact you you if your application is successful.

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