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