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City scholarship program begins

January 4, 2019

KANKAKEE — The city of Kankakee, in partnership with the Kankakee Public Library, is hosting the 2019 African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship event at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St.

Scholarships are awarded to help current college students and graduating high school seniors. Eligible African-American students must be graduating from Kankakee High School, Bishop McNamara Catholic High School, Kankakee Trinity Academy.

The funds are generated through donations.

The $2,000 scholarships also are available to current city residents attending college, regardless of the high school they attended.

Up to five scholarships will be awarded this year.

In 2018, four scholarships were awarded.

Applicants must have maintained a minimum of 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale through their last semester of high school.

Applications are available at citykankakee-il.gov from today through March 15. All applications are due by March 22 to the student’s guidance counselor. Kankakee Community College students will submit applications to the KCC Foundation Office at the school.

The scholarship committee will select the recipients and will be notified no later than April 5.

The recipients will be invited to the scholarship program on April 18 at the Kankakee Public Library to receive the scholarship.

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