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Do you know, or are you a high school junior or senior living in the Chicago land or surrounding areas who is committed to going to college and pursuing their goals, hopes and dreams? Then this scholarship may be for you! 

 

The James G Terry Scholarship is founded in honor of Cora's Helping Hands, Executive Director, and founder; Shanta Hogan Walker's late father, who was passionate about furthering education for his grandchildren and youth alike. This scholarship is for the young person who needs additional monetary support as they prepare for higher education. 

The candidate must be a high school junior or senior living in Illinois in good standing with their school academically, maintaining a B grade point average or better (GPA). The candidate must be accepted or awaiting acceptance upon applying to any college or university; proof of acceptance must be supplied when available to be submitted. 

A letter of recommendation is also required from a teacher, mentor, or parent on behalf of the applicant. Lastly, an essay of 200-500 words from the applicant explaining why they want to attend college, what they plan on using the funds for is also required, along with a current photo of the applicant. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY 

THE DEADLINE FOR THE 2022 APPLICATION IS
JUNE 10TH, 2022

 

 

DONATE TODAY FOR THE CLASS OF 2022!

DONATE TO THE JAMES G. TERRY SCHOLARSHIP FUND TODAY AND LEND A HAND TO CORA'S HELPING HANDS AS WE BRIDGE THE GAP FOR ILLINOIS SCHOLARS. 

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 The James G Terry Scholarship Application  
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Thanks for submitting your pre-application!You will receive an email with the next steps in this process, Good Luck!

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