The DuPage County NAACP is pleased to announce the 2015 Sydney Finley Memorial Scholarship essay competition. Sydney Finley, Jr. is known for his exemplary service to the NAACP as the regional director in the 1960’s and the executive director of the Chicago Southside Branch for 6 years. The scholarship was established to honor his service and commitment to civil justice, as well as his dedication to our youth and community.
The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who reside in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. The deadline to register online, submit essay and other supporting documents is Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Please distribute this link to high school seniors for registration and detailed information:
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3000. The top recipients will receive their award over a 2 year period when providing college eligibility documents. Individual award amounts will be based on the quality of the student essays, academic performance and community service. Winners will be notified by March 15, 2015 and award certificates will be presented at the DuPage NAACP ACT-SO Banquet on March 22, 2015, where the winners will be our guests.
Additionally, applicants and at least one parent/guardian must be a member of the DuPage County NAACP Branch. Youth memberships are $10 and Parent/Guardian memberships are $30.
To join, visit: www.dupagecountynaacp.org/membership.
We appreciate your continued support and partnership.