Graduating, high school seniors or military veterans who reside in Chicago or its southern suburbs, and who are accepted into an accredited four-year college or university as entering freshmen are eligible. Students must have a 3.0 or better GPA and a exemplary behavioral record. The MJBF Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The scholarship is a free, one time $2,500 award provided to the selected student(s). The student(s) may use the scholarship to assist in undergraduate related expenses such as payment of tuition, fees, books, room and board and/or travel to and from school and home. At least one award is promised. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the funds raised during the year. The scholarship is presented to the student(s) at a Scholarship event in their honor. MJBF will host the 5th annual MJB Golf Classic and Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, July 8, 2023. The recipient(s) MUST be present at the event in order to receive the award.
The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation
Congratulations to all Graduates!
Recommendation form deadline is April 15, 2023.
Ayomide Ajayi (Homewood Flossmoor High School)
Erica Cao (William Jones College Prep)
Mya Durr (Thornton Fractional South High School)
Kamaal Muhammad (Homewood Flossmoor High School)
Zoe Page (Plainfield North High School)
Kierra Powell (Munchin College Prep)
Samuel Randolph (Harlan Community Academy)
Aiysha Shamsi (Bolingbrook High School)
Hebah Alshaikh (Victor H. Andrew High School )
Cailyn Brookens (Homewood-Flossmoor High School)
Sarah DaSilva (Marian Catholic High School)
Samuel Diaz (Phoenix Military Academy)
Myliah Dixon (Westinghouse College Prep)
Alan Estrada (Walter Payton College Prep)
Katia Gomez (Major Hector P. Garcia M.D. High School )
Nichole Michael (Westinghouse College Prep)
Michelle Presa Ramirez (Prosser Career Academy)
Kevin Serrano (William Jones College Prep)
Braulio Villegas (Muchin College Prep)
Mariam Ajeigbe (Lindblom Math and Science Academy)
Nazaren Brown (Gary Comer College Prep)
Tia Brown (Kenwood Academy)
Jourdan Campbell (Victor J. Andrew High School)
Nathaneal Edwards (Thornwood High School)
Dimarvin Puerto (Lane Tech College Prep)
Bukola Rinola (South Shore International College)
Nikola Stamenkovich-Diez (John F. Kennedy High School)
Serena Echols (Morgan Park High School)
Elizabeth Martin (William Howard Taft High School)
Begimai Muminova (Mather High School)
Justin Powell (Walter Payton College Prep)
NaKaya Short (Thornwood High School)
Cayman Woods (Waubonsie Valley High School)
Asattah Young (Kenwood Academy)
Zainab Yusuff-Akinbo (Thornwood High School)
Larry Atwood (Kenwood Academy)
Ramiro Alvarado (Bloom Trail High School)
Olivia Butts (Kenwood Academy)
Rose Carroll (Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences)
Sydney Garcia (Westinghouse College Prep High School)
Jasmine Jackson (Marian Catholic High School)
Jade Stepney (King College Prep High School)
Daniela Chavez (Juarez Academy)
Jasaun Clark (Brooks College Prep)
Emani Figaro (Marian Catholic High School)
Janelle Herring (Jones College Prep)
Chata Pratt (Jones College Prep)
Emmanuel Williamson (Williams High School)
The Scholarship Committee rigorously reviews the applications submitted, and narrows the candidates to semi-finalists. Semi-finalists, accompanied by a parent or guardian (if under age 18), participate in virtual interviews with a panel of 5 Scholarship Committee members. As the students who apply all have excellent academic records, the
The Scholarship Committee rigorously reviews the applications submitted, and narrows the candidates to semi-finalists. Semi-finalists, accompanied by a parent or guardian (if under age 18), participate in virtual interviews with a panel of 5 Scholarship Committee members. As the students who apply all have excellent academic records, the Committee members look for those students who most closely represent the values of service, integrity, commitment and love that exemplified Marcus J. Bradshaw.
The 2023 MJBF Scholarship Applications will be released on
Wednesday, February 1, 2023,
with a submission deadline of
Friday, March 31, 2023.
Applications will be reviewed
with semi-finalist interviews
and recipient(s) notified
by July 1, 2023.
The scholarship(s) will be awarded
July 2022 (date TBA).
These dates are subject to change