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APRIL 1, 2016: BUILD Scholarship Application Opens

Are you a senior in high school who is going to graduate? Have you already been accepted into a community college or university? Do you need help paying your college expenses? If you answered yes to these questions, then apply for the BUILD Scholarship. This is a competitive process and applications must be complete and have all the necessary attachments. Applications are available online at For more information contact Ebonee Shaw at eboneeshaw@buildchicago.orgThe application process closes May 13th 2016.

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The BUILD Scholarship Program is generously supported by the Abbey Scholarship Program and the Heilman Scholarship Fund to benefit BUILD participants in their educational pursuits.

The Abbey Family envisioned a fund to give youth the opportunity to pursue their dreams of post-secondary education, and to bring the “mainstream dream” of college and career within the reach of BUILD participants. The Abbey Scholarship Program provides scholarships that give access to education and career opportunities that have traditionally not been available to highly at-risk youth in BUILD’s target communities. The minimum scholarship granted will be $2,500; the maximum annual scholarship will be $10,000.

The Heilman Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Eleanor and John Heilman by their children, grandchildren and other generous donors, to give youth at BUILD an opportunity to pursue their dreams of education and career-training.  As a Juvenile Court Justice in Dutchess County, New York, Judge Heilman worked to ensure that all youth were treated fairly and given the opportunity to succeed.  As an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, and later as a volunteer in community youth organizations, Mrs. Heilman worked to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. Together for 60 years, Eleanor and John Heilman committed their lives to improving the lives of others. The Heilman Fund serves to bridge the gap between grants, loans and scholarships by providing the “final dollars” that are needed for recipients to enroll and participate in accredited secondary schools, academic enrichment programs, and colleges. The minimum scholarship granted will be $1.00 and the maximum annual scholarship from the Heilman Fund will be $2,500. 





2015-2016 Illinois Academic ScholarshipsLast Edited: September 2015

List of CCC Scholarships

Chicago STAR Scholarship



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