Black History Month Essay Contest for HS Seniors; Scholarships to Two Winners


Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervins is hosting an essay contest for high school seniors, in conjunction with Black History Month.

Two scholarships will be awarded, one for $1,500 and one for $1,000. The program is supported by BMO Harris Bank.

Participants must be high school seniors living in Chicago who plan to go to college. Completed applications are due on March 3, at 5 p.m. 

The scholarship recognizes two seniors who can best answer the question: “Name a past or present African-American entrepreneur in Chicago and describe the impact they have on our community.”

Anyone interested in applying should go here, or essays can be submitted to

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