The Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc.

Serving Communities in the Chicagoland area Since 1988

Eligibility requirements for each category are listed below. All applications for 2016 Monarch Awards Foundation Scholarships must be postmarked by March 31, 2016. Please note the Chicago Metropolitan Area includes Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.   

Chicago Metropolitan
High School

  • Must be a 2016 graduating senior attending a Chicago Metropolitan Area High School planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the summer or fall of 2016.
  • Must have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must show proof of enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university before the scholarship is awarded 

 

Historically Black
College or University

  • Must have obtained at least a Second Semester Freshman status at an accredited four-year HBCU and be working on a first Bachelor's degree.
  • Must show proof of graduation from a Chicago Metropolitan Area High School.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Harriet Byrd Scanlon Teen Esteem 

  • Must be a current member of the 2016 Teen Esteem program.
  • Must be a 2016 graduating senior planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the summer or fall of 2016.
  • Must have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must show proof of acceptance to and enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university before the scholarship is awarded. 

Illinois Colleges 

  • Must have obtained at least a Second Semester Freshman status at an accredited four-year Illinois College or University and be working on a first Bachelor's degree.
  • Must show proof of graduation from a Chicago Metropolitan Area High School.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated-Delta Omicron and Pi Nu Chapters 

  • Must be a financial and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated-Delta Omicron or Pi Nu Chapter.
  • Must be currently enrolled in college-level courses.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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