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Chicago “DODO” Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Educational Assistance Program

 

The Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. announces it’s 2011 Educational Assistance Program (EAP).  The objective of the EAP is to provide economic assistance to students wishing to continue their personal and academic growth by attending accredited post secondary institutions of higher learning.  The Educational Assistance Program presents financial awards to students who emulate and honor the Tuskegee Airmen.  Successful candidates are students whose accomplishments model the same characteristics demonstrated by the Tuskegee Airmen, order
such as discipline, education, excellence, perseverance and achievement.

The award also supports students whose interest in aviation deserves recognition and mentoring.

The EAP has established two categories of scholarship awards:

 
  • Aviation Training Scholarships $1,000 (2) and $1,500 (1)
    Distribution of the award is based upon acceptance at any accredited institution as a full-time student with an emphasis upon ROTC, aeronautical engineering or aviation training.
  • Merit Scholarships for $1,000 (2) and $1,500 (1)
    Distribution of the award is based upon academic performance in conjunction with school, extra-curricular and community activities.
  • Over the last 7 years, the Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen has awarded over $60,000 in Educational Assistance to Chicago Area students.

The applications must be postmarked by February 25, 2011.  Applications are available via the Chicago Chapter’s web site

The Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated  

National Scholarship Program 2011 

Deadline: February 1, 2010  


Click for Application Form (Adobe Acrobat Format)
(Right-click this link and choose “Save Target As..” to download the file)
 

Chicagoland students should mail the
National Scholarship
Application to:
 

Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
Educational Assistance Program
P.O. Box 19063
Chicago, IL 60619
 


Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chicago Chapter
2004-2009 Educational Assistance Program Award Winners
 

2004 Winners
1.  Lynnette Banks:  Whitney M. Young Magnet School to Howard University1
2.  Joseph Battle:  South Shore High School to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
3.  Anthony Burks:  Whitney M. Young Magnet School to St. Louis University1.2
4.  Parris Carter:  Westinghouse Career Academy to University of Iowa1
5.  Dominique Covington:   Whitney M. Young Magnet School to Xavier University1
6.  Rosalyn Douglass:  Morgan Park High School to University of Miami1
7.  Tiffany Reynolds:  Curie Metropolitan High School to Langston University1
 

2005 Winners
8.  Joshlean Fair:  Morgan Park High School to Alcorn State University1
9.  Dennis Freeman, Jr.:  Best Practice High School to Purdue University1
10.  Ashley Hardaway:  Hyde Park Academy to Augustana College1
11.  Jasmine Hicks:  Steinmetz Academic Center to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
12.  Angel Jacome:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to University of Pennsylvania1
13.  Aaron Rodgers:  Hyde Park Academy to Hampton University2, 3
14.  Dafena Russell:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to DePaul University1
15.  Me’osha Solsberry:  Harlan Community Academic High School to University of Minnesota1
16.  James Tolbert, IV:  Homewood Flossmoor High School to Georgia Institute of Technology1
17.  Andrea Williams:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to Dominican University1
 

2006 Winners
18.  Jocelyn Barnes:  Simeon Career Academy to Western Illinois University1
19  Kathryne Gibbs:  Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to Grand Valley State University1
20.  Alexandria Jordan:  Kenwood Academy to Virginia State University1
21.  Joe Palencia:  Benito Juarez Community Academy to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign2,4
22.  Laura Valdmanis:  Prior Lake High School to Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1

2007 Winners
23.  Darius Ferguson:  Morgan Park High School to University of Missouri Columbia1
24.  Jaleesha Maury:  Big Picture High School to Eastern Illinois University1
25.  Marcus Thomas Jr.:  Hales Franciscan High School to -University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
26.  Zaynaib OLamide Giwa:  Lane Tech High School University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign1
27.  Adam Addams:  Chicago Military Academy Bronzeville to University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1,2
28.  Nelson German:  Homewood Flossmoor to Florida A&M University1
29.  Kristian Ashley King:  Bogan Computer Tech to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis1
30.  Noel Susberry:  Morgan Park High School to Duke University1
31.  Derrick B. Clifton:  Walter Payton College Prep to Loyola University Chicago1
32.  Robert H. Bates:  St. Ignatius College Prep to Loyola University Chicago1
33.  Talia L. Smith:  John Hope College Prep to Hampton University1
34.  Martin German:  Homewood Flossmoor to Florida A & M University1
35.  Christine M. Weathersby:  Gwendolyn Brooks to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1
36.  Rodrick Grant:  Hirsch Metro to -Western Illinois University1
 

2008 Winners
37.  Lydia Mari Johnson:  West Side High School Gary to Butler University1
38. Winford Parker:  West Side High School Gary to Butler University1
39.  Shannon R. Dixon:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana University – Bloomington1,3
40.  Kimberly M. Brown:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana State University3
41.  Asia Danzy:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana State University1
42.  Joshua Chestang:  Homewood Flossmoor to Howard University2
43.  Nunera Amun:  Harlan Community Academy to Bethune – Cookman University3
44.  Ashle Robinson:  Gwendolyn Brooks to University of Missouri – Columbia3
 

2009 Winners
45.  Ana C. Aguilera:  Northside Prep High School to Boston University
46.  Shaobo Hou:  Amundsen High School to University of Illinois
47.  Shanice Jones:  John Hancock High School to University of Illinois
48.  LaTonia T. Porter:  Simeon Career Academy High School to Western Illinois University
 

1Winner of an Educational Assistance Program Merit Award
2Winner of a Dr. Andrew S. Perez Aviation Award
3Winner of a Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
4Winner of a Lonely Eagle Scholarship
 


 

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. – Chicago Chapter
Educational Assistance Program Application

Young Eagle Scholarship Hotline:  312-409-5621

**Postmark Deadline – February 25, 2011**

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Objectives of the Educational Assistance Program  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. has established the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) to grant financial awards of $1,000 or $1,500 (aviation & engineering majors) to students who demonstrate the qualities of the 15,000 African Americans who received aviation training at Tuskegee Alabama from 1941 – 1948.  Applicants should exemplify:

  • Vision of their own potential
  • Commitment to excellence, perseverance and service
  • Thirst for knowledge, personal growth and positive societal change
  • Honor and Integrity in actions and behaviors
  • Respect for self, others and the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Eligibility and Application Criteria  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will provide awards to qualified high school seniors who will attend an accredited institution as a full-time student the fall of the succeeding school year.  The following criteria must be met:

  • High school graduation in the spring of the current school year
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT composite of 18 or higher and/or SAT equivalent.
Application and Submission Requirements  

Prior to a face-to-face interview with the Educational Assistance Committee, the entire application package is evaluated.  Before mailing, the applicant should verify the completeness of the package by verifying the following:

  • Completed application
  • High school transcript, evidencing a 3.0 grade point average
  • An essay, double-spaced on one (1) page titled “The Tuskegee Airmen”
  • An essay, double-spaced on two (2) pages titled “I Am”
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other academic official
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-academic individual or professional
Congratulations!  

The Educational Assistance Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. congratulations you on your decision to pursue higher education.  We look forward to receiving your completed application and recommend you make copies of all documents before mailing.

Also, please notify the following individual via email that application has been mailed:

CMSgt Richardson:  email cmsrichardson@aol.com.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

The Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated  

National Scholarship Program 2011 

Deadline: February 1, 2010  


Click for Application Form (Adobe Acrobat Format)
(Right-click this link and choose “Save Target As..” to download the file)
 

Chicagoland students should mail the
National Scholarship
Application to:
 

Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
Educational Assistance Program
P.O. Box 19063
Chicago, IL 60619
 


Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chicago Chapter
2004-2009 Educational Assistance Program Award Winners
 

2004 Winners
1.  Lynnette Banks:  Whitney M. Young Magnet School to Howard University1
2.  Joseph Battle:  South Shore High School to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
3.  Anthony Burks:  Whitney M. Young Magnet School to St. Louis University1.2
4.  Parris Carter:  Westinghouse Career Academy to University of Iowa1
5.  Dominique Covington:   Whitney M. Young Magnet School to Xavier University1
6.  Rosalyn Douglass:  Morgan Park High School to University of Miami1
7.  Tiffany Reynolds:  Curie Metropolitan High School to Langston University1
 

2005 Winners
8.  Joshlean Fair:  Morgan Park High School to Alcorn State University1
9.  Dennis Freeman, Jr.:  Best Practice High School to Purdue University1
10.  Ashley Hardaway:  Hyde Park Academy to Augustana College1
11.  Jasmine Hicks:  Steinmetz Academic Center to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
12.  Angel Jacome:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to University of Pennsylvania1
13.  Aaron Rodgers:  Hyde Park Academy to Hampton University2, 3
14.  Dafena Russell:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to DePaul University1
15.  Me’osha Solsberry:  Harlan Community Academic High School to University of Minnesota1
16.  James Tolbert, IV:  Homewood Flossmoor High School to Georgia Institute of Technology1
17.  Andrea Williams:  Lane Tech College Prep High School to Dominican University1
 

2006 Winners
18.  Jocelyn Barnes:  Simeon Career Academy to Western Illinois University1
19  Kathryne Gibbs:  Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to Grand Valley State University1
20.  Alexandria Jordan:  Kenwood Academy to Virginia State University1
21.  Joe Palencia:  Benito Juarez Community Academy to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign2,4
22.  Laura Valdmanis:  Prior Lake High School to Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1

2007 Winners
23.  Darius Ferguson:  Morgan Park High School to University of Missouri Columbia1
24.  Jaleesha Maury:  Big Picture High School to Eastern Illinois University1
25.  Marcus Thomas Jr.:  Hales Franciscan High School to -University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1
26.  Zaynaib OLamide Giwa:  Lane Tech High School University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign1
27.  Adam Addams:  Chicago Military Academy Bronzeville to University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign1,2
28.  Nelson German:  Homewood Flossmoor to Florida A&M University1
29.  Kristian Ashley King:  Bogan Computer Tech to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis1
30.  Noel Susberry:  Morgan Park High School to Duke University1
31.  Derrick B. Clifton:  Walter Payton College Prep to Loyola University Chicago1
32.  Robert H. Bates:  St. Ignatius College Prep to Loyola University Chicago1
33.  Talia L. Smith:  John Hope College Prep to Hampton University1
34.  Martin German:  Homewood Flossmoor to Florida A & M University1
35.  Christine M. Weathersby:  Gwendolyn Brooks to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1
36.  Rodrick Grant:  Hirsch Metro to -Western Illinois University1
 

2008 Winners
37.  Lydia Mari Johnson:  West Side High School Gary to Butler University1
38. Winford Parker:  West Side High School Gary to Butler University1
39.  Shannon R. Dixon:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana University – Bloomington1,3
40.  Kimberly M. Brown:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana State University3
41.  Asia Danzy:  West Side High School Gary to Indiana State University1
42.  Joshua Chestang:  Homewood Flossmoor to Howard University2
43.  Nunera Amun:  Harlan Community Academy to Bethune – Cookman University3
44.  Ashle Robinson:  Gwendolyn Brooks to University of Missouri – Columbia3
 

2009 Winners
45.  Ana C. Aguilera:  Northside Prep High School to Boston University
46.  Shaobo Hou:  Amundsen High School to University of Illinois
47.  Shanice Jones:  John Hancock High School to University of Illinois
48.  LaTonia T. Porter:  Simeon Career Academy High School to Western Illinois University
 

1Winner of an Educational Assistance Program Merit Award
2Winner of a Dr. Andrew S. Perez Aviation Award
3Winner of a Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
4Winner of a Lonely Eagle Scholarship
 


 

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. – Chicago Chapter
Educational Assistance Program Application

Young Eagle Scholarship Hotline:  312-409-5621

**Postmark Deadline – February 25, 2011**

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Objectives of the Educational Assistance Program  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. has established the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) to grant financial awards of $1,000 or $1,500 (aviation & engineering majors) to students who demonstrate the qualities of the 15,000 African Americans who received aviation training at Tuskegee Alabama from 1941 – 1948.  Applicants should exemplify:

  • Vision of their own potential
  • Commitment to excellence, perseverance and service
  • Thirst for knowledge, personal growth and positive societal change
  • Honor and Integrity in actions and behaviors
  • Respect for self, others and the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Eligibility and Application Criteria  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will provide awards to qualified high school seniors who will attend an accredited institution as a full-time student the fall of the succeeding school year.  The following criteria must be met:

  • High school graduation in the spring of the current school year
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT composite of 18 or higher and/or SAT equivalent.
Application and Submission Requirements  

Prior to a face-to-face interview with the Educational Assistance Committee, the entire application package is evaluated.  Before mailing, the applicant should verify the completeness of the package by verifying the following:

  • Completed application
  • High school transcript, evidencing a 3.0 grade point average
  • An essay, double-spaced on one (1) page titled “The Tuskegee Airmen”
  • An essay, double-spaced on two (2) pages titled “I Am”
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other academic official
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-academic individual or professional
Congratulations!  

The Educational Assistance Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. congratulations you on your decision to pursue higher education.  We look forward to receiving your completed application and recommend you make copies of all documents before mailing.

Also, please notify the following individual via email that application has been mailed:

CMSgt Richardson:  email cmsrichardson@aol.com.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Tuskegee Airmen, advice Inc. – Chicago Chapter
Educational Assistance Program Application

Young Eagle Scholarship Hotline:  312-409-5621

**Postmark Deadline – February 25, 2011**

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Objectives of the Educational Assistance Program  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. has established the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) to grant financial awards of $1,000 or $1,500 (aviation & engineering majors) to students who demonstrate the qualities of the 15,000 African Americans who received aviation training at Tuskegee Alabama from 1941 – 1948.  Applicants should exemplify:

  • Vision of their own potential
  • Commitment to excellence, perseverance and service
  • Thirst for knowledge, personal growth and positive societal change
  • Honor and Integrity in actions and behaviors
  • Respect for self, others and the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Eligibility and Application Criteria  

The Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will provide awards to qualified high school seniors who will attend an accredited institution as a full-time student the fall of the succeeding school year.  The following criteria must be met:

  • High school graduation in the spring of the current school year
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT composite of 18 or higher and/or SAT equivalent.
Application and Submission Requirements  

Prior to a face-to-face interview with the Educational Assistance Committee, the entire application package is evaluated.  Before mailing, the applicant should verify the completeness of the package by verifying the following:

  • Completed application
  • High school transcript, evidencing a 3.0 grade point average
  • An essay, double-spaced on one (1) page titled “The Tuskegee Airmen”
  • An essay, double-spaced on two (2) pages titled “I Am”
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other academic official
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-academic individual or professional
Congratulations!  

The Educational Assistance Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. congratulations you on your decision to pursue higher education.  We look forward to receiving your completed application and recommend you make copies of all documents before mailing.

Also, please notify the following individual via email that application has been mailed:

CMSgt Richardson:  email cmsrichardson@aol.com.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Chicago “DODO” Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Educational Assistance Program

 

The Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. announces it’s 2011 Educational Assistance Program (EAP).  The objective of the EAP is to provide economic assistance to students wishing to continue their personal and academic growth by attending accredited post secondary institutions of higher learning.  The Educational Assistance Program presents financial awards to students who emulate and honor the Tuskegee Airmen.  Successful candidates are students whose accomplishments model the same characteristics demonstrated by the Tuskegee Airmen, such as discipline, education, excellence, perseverance and achievement.

The award also supports students whose interest in aviation deserves recognition and mentoring.

The EAP has established two categories of scholarship awards:

 
  • Aviation Training Scholarships $1,000 (2) and $1,500 (1)
    Distribution of the award is based upon acceptance at any accredited institution as a full-time student with an emphasis upon ROTC, aeronautical engineering or aviation training.
  • Merit Scholarships for $1,000 (2) and $1,500 (1)
    Distribution of the award is based upon academic performance in conjunction with school, extra-curricular and community activities.
  • Over the last 7 years, the Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen has awarded over $60,000 in Educational Assistance to Chicago Area students.

The applications must be postmarked by February 25, 2011.  Applications are available via the Chicago Chapter’s web site

 

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