- Chicago area residents attending a school anywhere in the country, or
- Attending any school in the Chicago area
In an effort to support healthy identity development and expression among multiracial and transracially adopted students, the BFN intends this scholarship to support the academic aspirations of students who identify with two or more racial/ethnic categories, and/or are adopted into multiracial/ethnic families. Students such as these often face social difficulties, and are often overlooked for scholarships, simply because they do not fit neatly into socially accepted racial/ethnic categories.
Interested applicants should submit
- A one-page resume outlining educational, professional, and community service experiences;
- A letter of recommendation from a non-family member;
- College transcripts (current undergraduates) or high school transcripts (entering freshmen); and
- A personal statement essay that explains: how you identify yourself in terms of race/ethnicity and why, and how you think multiracial families and individuals can contribute to greater racial equality in American society. Essays should not exceed two, double-spaced pages in 12-point font.
Applications must be received by Monday, May 16th, 2011, no later than 5PM CST.
Notifications will be made by Sunday, July 31st, 2011.
For additional information, please contact Brett Coleman (BFN Assistant Organizer) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Robin Tillmon (BFN President) at email@example.com.