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ANNOUNCEMENT PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS- 2015
Date:04/23/2015Time:
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ANNOUNCEMENT
PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS- 2015
April 20, 2015.
I. Jesse Jackson Fellows (Toyota) Scholarship
The Jesse Jackson Fellows (Toyota) Scholarship is a $25,000.00 award to college
students who will have sophomore status as of August 1, 2015, are in financial need,
and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable for
each year for a maximum three year period. Students must also demonstrate
participation in community service. Students must major in either STEM (science,
technology, engineering, math) or business.
COMPLETED APPLICATION with all documentation must be submitted to PUSH Excel
Office, 930 E. 50th Street Chicago, Illinois 60615, on or by 5PM, May 30, 2015.
Eligibility and Requirements
A. Qualifications:
 Must be a U.S. citizen
 Must be a sophomore in college by August 1, 2015
 Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
 Must be either an “stem” or a “business” major
 Must be willing to work 2 Summer Co-op Terms (minimum) at a Toyota location
 Must be open to relocation during Co-op Terms (note: housing and
transportation benefits will be provided)
 Must be open to travel as a part of the Co-op Terms
 Must be open to overtime as needed during Co-op Terms
 Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship; no student visas
accepted
B. Demonstration:
 Must demonstrate participation in community service
 Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed
 Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and
personal goals
C. Documentation:
 A completed and submitted application
 Official transcript
 Two letters of recommendations (cannot include a family member)
 Proof of current enrollment in an accredited college/university in the United
States (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable)
 Evidence of service learning during college enrollment. Student must indicate
any school-based extracurricular involvement and/or community-service
involvement.
D. Essay:
 Must submit minimum 500-word essay
 The required essay must address the following:
Why engineering and business majors are important to industry
E. Renewal:
Every year up to three years on a four year graduation scale.
II. Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship
There will be no new Ora Lee Sanders Scholarships awarded in 2015. We will continue
to support previous awardees who remain in college.
III. Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship
The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is awarded to students who are
majoring in business, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their
communities. Scholarships are given in honor of New York Life’s first African American
agent, Cirilo A. McSween, who became an agent in 1957. Mr. McSween, who passed
away in 2008, was a member of Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s board of directors, a
renowned civil rights activist who work closely with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and
noted businessperson. The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is a $2,500.00,
award and may be renewed for a total of 4 years. The award will be paid directly to the
college or university the student will be attending.
Eligibility and Requirements
A. Qualifications:
 Must be a U.S. citizen
 Must be a senior attending high school and must graduate in spring or summer
of 2015. Student must be accepted to an accredited four-year degree program
at a college or university in the U.S. for the academic year commencing in the
year the scholarship is granted.
 Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0
B. Demonstration:
 Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed
 Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and
personal goals
C. Documentation:
 A completed and submitted application due by May 30, 2015
 Official transcript sent to PUSH by the college (This applies to new and to
renewed scholarships.)
 Two letters of recommendations (cannot include a family member)
 Proof of current enrollment or acceptance to accredited college/university in the
United States (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable)
 Evidence of service learning throughout the student’s high school career (Must
indicate any school-based extracurricular involvement and/or communityservice
involvement).
D. Essay:
 Must submit minimum 500-word essay
 The required essay must address the following:
Identify five (5) perquisites for success and explain in detail your personal
philosophy for the pursuit of excellence. Explain the obstacles or hardships you
had to overcome on your journey to achieve academic success. Finally, explain
how you will use your college education to achieve your personal goals and
pursue excellence.
E. Renewal:
 The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is renewable up to 4 years as
long as the student maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
IV. Presidential Choice Scholarship
There will be no new Presidential Choice Scholarships awarded in 2015. We will
continue to support previous awardees who remain in college


Job Fair (Click to Register)
Date:04/08/2015Time:9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive, Chicago, IL




Community Job Fair
Date:04/08/2015Time:9am - 1:00pm
Location: 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago State University JCC Building
State Senator Donne Trotter, State Representative Elgie Sims, & Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore in partnership with Chicago State University Community Relations and Career Development Center

State of Illinois:
U.S. Dept. Of Veteran Affairs Jesse Brown VA Medical:
Pace:
U.S. Dept. of Professional Regulations:
U.S. Customs and Border Protections:
Illinois State Police:


For more information please contact us at 773-783-8800 or repsims34@gmail.com


Congresswoman Robin Kelly presents College Savings Night
Date:04/02/2015Time:6pm - 8pm
Location: Matteson Public Library 801 School Avenue Matteson, IL 60443
CONGRESSWOMAN ROBIN KELLY
College Savings Night

Learn more about saving for your child’s future!

Please join Congresswoman Robin Kelly to learn about College Illinois and

Bright Start, two college savings programs offered by the State of Illinois.

Parents of children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Matteson Public Library
801 School Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443

For additional information, please call Tony Presta at (708)679-0078. To register for this event please visit

reprobinkelly.eventbrite.com as capacity will be limited.


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