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Applications should only be sent between January 1, 2019 and April 4, 2019.

Please follow the link to find our PDF version of the scholarship application! You must fill out application completely and mail to:

Mary Lou Jennings
P.O. Box A3541
Chicago, IL 60690

Scholar Selection Criteria and Process:

The selection of Thea Bowman Scholars will be done through an ad hoc committee of the Thea Bowman Foundation. Generally it is expected that a Thea Bowman Scholar:

  • Is a high school student transitioning to college

  • Is accepted to attend an accredited Catholic College or University. The applicant must gain acceptance to the College or University based on his or her own merit. The Foundation will not be responsible for assisting or influencing the admission process.

  • Plans to attend school for the entire academic year beginning in the fall (exceptions are made for final semester)

  • Demonstrate significant financial need.

  • Possess a minimum High School GPA of at least a 2.5

  • Is active in high school activities

  • Is a student of good character

  • Be highly recommended by either a high school faculty member or high school principal. 

    (Please note that this scholarship is for students of African‐American descent only.)