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, an ACT score of at least 20 or SAT score of 1020, a positive behavioral record and evidence of at least district required service hours. The MJBF Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The Scholarship is a free, one time $2500 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 the 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 Luncheon in their honor. The Scholarship Luncheon is the culminating activity of the annual MJB Golf Classic fundraiser, hosted each July.
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)
The Scholarship Committee rigorously reviews the applications submitted, and narrows the candidates to semi-finalists. Semi-finalists, accompanied by a parent or guardian, participate in brief, in-person or Skype 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 2018 MJBF Scholarship Applications will be released on
Monday, January 29, 2018,
with a submission deadline of
Friday, March 16, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed
with semi-finalist interviews
late May/early June 2018,
and recipient(s) notified
the first week of June 2018.
The scholarship(s) will be awarded
Saturday, July 14, 2018.
These dates are subject to change
The MJBF promises at least one scholarship each year. During the first five months of the Foundation's existence in 2017, generous donors contributed enough funds for the Foundation to award six $2500 scholarships. The exemplary 2017 MJBF Scholarship Recipients were:
Daniela Chavez (Juarez Academy)
Jasaun Clark (Brooks College Prep)
Emani Figaro (Marian Catholic HS)
Janelle Herring (Jones College Prep)
Chata Pratt (Jones College Prep)
Emmanuel Williamson (Williams HS)