Application Check List

Your application will not be considered unless you have completed the application checklist as follows:

  • Completed Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Photograph (head shot) of yourself in professional business attire
  • Essay
  • Provide evidence that you are an Englewood resident
  • Provide letter of acceptance to UIUC if a graduating senior

Submitted application online via

Email Transcripts to

Place scholarship applicants name in the subject field and attach the following documents to the email:

1. A pdf of your unofficial transcript is acceptable as long as we receive an official sealed transcript via U. S. Mail. If an institution/school provides official electronic transcripts, a separate email with the official transcript from the institution will be acceptable

2. If 18 and over, proof of voter registration (recommended) 3. A copy of your Student Aid Report

Mail a hard copy of your sealed transcript to:

Fred Ivey Community Development Scholarship/IDeaL Education Foundation

ATTN: Dr. Keith B. McGee

P. O. Box 19439 Chicago, IL 60619

Please email any questions or concerns regarding your application packet to the scholarship committee at

Your entire application packet must be received by May 1s, 2020 11:59 pm CSTĀ