Friday, March 1, 2013

The 2013 Doty E. Nash Educational Assistance Scholarship

The 2013 Doty E. Nash Educational Assistance Scholarship

  • Be a graduating senior at a Chicago or suburban public or private high school.
  • Submit official high school transcripts.
  •  Submit A.C.T. / S.A.T. Scores.
  • Complete an Application Profile (see page 4 of application).
  • Submit a typewritten argumentative essay (450 to 500 words maximum) on the following topic:
The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you. Then, it will be true. —"Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes
Perhaps you recognize this poem. If you do, then your mind has probably moved on to the question the next line poses: "I wonder if it’s that simple?" Saying who we are is never simple (read the entire poem if you need evidence of that). Write a truthful page about yourself for us, an audience you do not know—a very tall order. Hughes begins: "I am twenty-two, colored, born in Winston-Salem./I went to school there, then Durham, then here/to this college on the hill above Harlem./I am the only colored student in my class." That is, each of us is of a certain age and of a particular family background. We have lived somewhere and been schooled. We are each what we feel and see and hear. Begin there and see what happens.

  • Supply three (3) letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation shall attest to the applicant’s character and commitment to higher education.
  •  Submit an official acceptance letter from an accredited college or university.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Applications must be recieved by April 1, 2013
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