Princess Closet Scholarship
The Princess Closet was established in 2010 for the young ladies in high schools across the state of Illinois. We like to think of ourselves as their fairy godmothers, providing them with the means to fulfill a dream that will remain a bright and beautiful memory for many years beyond graduation. In addition to providing all the prom attire and accessories needed to transform hundreds of young ladies into the belles of the ball, the Princess Closet is an advocate of higher education and promotes academic excellence.
This year, one Princess Closet Scholarship will be awarded to a young lady who graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, is involved in community service and shows leadership skills. The ideal candidates has made significant contributions in her community through active enrollment in community-based volunteering activities and/or school/organizational groups/clubs. The recipient will demonstrate individual initiative, responsibility, cooperation and leadership ability.
Applicants must be in their senior year at an accredited Illinois high school, a U.S. citizen, and have been accepted into an accredited college/university for the upcoming fall semester. A completed application with a typed 500-word essay (Topic: Describe a situation where you have assumed a leadership position. What made you an effective leader and how did you accomplish? What have you learned about leadership and about being a leader? What are your plans after high school and how will you use your leadership skills in the future?) must be received by June 1. Please enclose documentation showing your GPA; current report card/school transcript, an acceptable letter from the University or school’s guidance counselor may be submitted. Mail all materials to:
C/O Maria Davalos
3844 S. Parnell Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
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