Virtual Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall online.


Careers in Aviation


Education Index

The Education Index at is the Internet’s premier source of updated, clear educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.

They use publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and strive to present them in a simple and easy-to-digest way. Our desire is to make it easy for you to pick the best college you possibly can with this index: a college that fits your financial, social and educational interests and goals.



WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

WTS fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the Transportation YOU High School Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area (PBKACA)

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area (PBKACA) will offer a one-year $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) to an outstanding graduate from the Chicago Public Schools. The scholarship will have both merit-based and need-based criteria, recognizing superior academic talent, personal character, and financial need.

Diamond Dove Achievement Award – Zeta Tau Zeta White Rose Foundation

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Tau Zeta Chapter in partnership with Zeta Tau Zeta White Rose Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce The “Diamond Dove” Achievement Awards. Awards are given to students who demonstrate the four principles of: Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.

Chicago City Treasurer’s Black History Month Essay Competition

Each year the City Treasurer’s Office of the city of Chicago sponsors a Black History Month Essay Competition. The winner of this completion will receive a non-renewable scholarship to support the cost of attending the first year college at a regionally accredited college or university. This scholarship recognizes a student displaying outstanding academic achievement or community involvement.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Chicago Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service sorority founded in 1913. Each year, the Chicago Alumnae Chapter awards academic scholarships to select high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or university. To qualify, the applicant cannot be related to a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The scholarship packet is annually distributed to CPS high school counselors and coaches.

Alpha Gamma Pi Sorority Scholarship

Alpha Gamma Pi Sorority, Inc. was founded by Alberta Myers, Youth Editor of the Chicago Daily Defender, in June of 1963. The mission of the sorority is to honor progressive Black women of achievement and to award scholarships annually to carefully selected graduating African-American college-bound female seniors.

Urban Ventures Scholarship

The Urban Ventures Scholarship is presented in Gary on odd-numbered years and in Chicago on even-numbered years (seniors in fall of 2014, graduating in June, 2015). This scholarship is offered to Chicago Public Schools minority students entering college after high school who plan to pursue a career in business in the fall of 2015. This scholarship is endowed by grants received from Urban Ventures Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship

In memory of sorority member Karen Lynne Harris, the Zeta Zeta Chapter awards annually a college scholarship to a female high schools senior residing in the Chicago land area who holds a high standard for academics. (cumulative un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or better).

Alpha Phi Alpha IDeaL Education Scholarship

The IDeaL Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving Chicago-area African American male high school and undergraduate college students at its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.  Scholarship Qualifications: African American male high school senior or undergraduate at a four-year college/university, cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater (on a 4.0 scale), involvement in church, community, and/or school-site activities. If in high school, student plans to enroll at a 4 year college/university.



Tuskegee Airmen History

Tuskegee Airmen National Website

Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. Civil rights organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an African-American pursuit squadron(fighter) based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

National Museum of the Air Force

Reflecting American society and law at the time, the U.S. military remained racially segregated during World War II. Most African American soldiers and sailors were restricted to labor battalions or other support positions. One experiment in the U.S. Army Air Forces, however, demonstrated conclusively that African Americans — if given equal opportunities and training — could fly in, command and support combat units as well as anyone.



Recommended Reading – Partial Book List

Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American: An Autobiography

by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

by Thomas Reilly, Lynn M. Homan

Tuskegee Airmen

by Thomas Reilly, Lynn M. Homan

Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW

by Lewis Carlson, Alexander Jefferson