The Jesse Jackson Fellows (Toyota) Scholarship is a $25,000.00 award to college students who will have sophomore status as of August 1, 2015, are in financial need, and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable for each year for a maximum three year period. Students must also demonstrate participation in community service. Students must major in either STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or business.
COMPLETED APPLICATION with all documentation must be submitted to PUSH Excel Office, 930 E. 50th Street Chicago, Illinois 60615, on or by 5PM, May 30, 2015.
Eligibility and Requirements
· Must be a U.S. citizen.
· Must be a sophomore in college by August 1, 2015.
· Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
· Must be either an "stem" or a "business" major.
· Must be willing to work two Summer Co-op Terms (minimum) at a Toyota location.
· Must be open to relocation during Co-op Terms (note: housing and transportation benefits will be provided).
· Must be open to travel as a part of the Co-op Terms.
· Must be open to overtime as needed during Co-op Terms.
· Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship; no student visas accepted.
· Must demonstrate participation in community service
· Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed
· Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals
· A completed and submitted application
· Official transcript
· Two letters of recommendations (cannot include a family member)
· Proof of current enrollment in an accredited college/university in the United States (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable)
· Evidence of service learning during college enrollment. Student must indicate any school-based extracurricular involvement and/or community-service involvement.
· Must submit minimum 500-word essay
· The required essay must address the following prompt: "Why engineering and business majors are important to industry".
· Every year up to three years on a four year graduation scale.
Additional information available at www.PUSHExcel.org