Do you want to contribute in ending the dating violence and domestic abuse in our society? Well, if you hold this commitment, then Community Foundation of Northern Illinois would like to invite you for its Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship. This funding opportunity is designed with a purpose of making available educational resources to those students who reflect Amanda’s compassionate and caring nature and exhibit a commitment to domestic violence prevention in their school or the wider community through volunteering, advocacy, projects, or other activities. Graduate and graduating seniors from a public or private high school are eligible.
With the increasing cases of domestic and dating violence in the country, it has become more important than ever to aware the people about it. Keeping this fact in mind, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has brought this scholarship that encourages students who are dedicated to ending this criminal offence in society. This program was founded in the honor of the memory of Amanda Reed. This program is an initiative toward making out society and country domestic violence-free so that no woman has feared for her safety or be the victim of domestic abuse.
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been working to toward its mission of working as a catalyst for giving to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for the current and future needs of the people of the state. It was established in 1953 and has been a regional leader in philanthropy. Offering grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students is one of its ways to give back to society.
For quick information, go through this table:
|Organization||Community Foundation of Northern Illinois|
|Educational Level||A graduate or graduating senior|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||February 1, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
Candidates who meet the following requirements will be selected:
- Candidates should be a graduate or graduating senior from a public or private high school located within Boone, Ogle, Stephenson or Winnebago County in Illinois;
- Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0;
- Aspirants must reflect Amanda’s compassionate and caring nature; and
- Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to domestic violence prevention in their school or the wider community through volunteering, advocacy, projects, or other activities.
How to Apply
Candidates can apply through the online portal of the organization where they need to create a new account or log in with their existed one to access the application form.
As supporting document, you can provide an essay describing the following:
- How have you addressed the problem of domestic violence, and what impact has your work had in your community?
Preference will be given to applicants who provide a reference from someone familiar with their work in domestic violence prevention, such as a volunteer site supervisor.
Winners will be provided with an educational fund that will help them continue their education at their chosen college. Earning this award will lessen their financial burden, and motivate them to accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves.
Applications are open through February 1, 2021. Early applications are encouraged to apply.