SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Sigma Gamma Rho Academic Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable monetary award to be applied toward expenses incurred to attend an accredited college or university. The scholarship award of at least $500 will be disbursed to the recipient in one installment at the beginning of the fall of freshman year. Proof of full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 credit hours) must be provided.


SELECTION CRITERIA
Selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon the following criteria:

- Minority resident of the greater Peoria area

- 2020 graduating high school senior

- Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale

- Leadership qualities as evidenced through activities, interests and affiliations within school and the community

- Acceptance to an accredited college or university for the 2020-2021 academic year


APPLICATION PROCESS

- Complete and sign the application form below and attach the following:

Sigma Gamma Rho Scholarship 2020 EXT.pdf

- Official high school transcript (through the seventh semester) including cumulative grade point average.

- Copy of admission letter to an accredited college or university for the 2020-2021 academic year

- Two letters of reference (including name, address, and telephone number) - one from a teacher or counselor, and one from an adult (other than a relative or personal friend), who can attest to your character.

- A personal statement in which you describe yourself in terms of experiences, activities, and aspirations. The personal statement must include how you plan to pay for college expenses.


*NOTE: Incomplete applications and/or applications postmarked after Friday, April 24, 2020 will not be considered.

Students will submit applications electronically to sgrhopeoria@gmail.com

The deadline for all electronic submissions has been extended to Friday, April 24, 2020.


If mailing your application, the completed application and attachments must be postmarked by Friday, April 24, 2020 and mailed to:


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Epsilon Eta Sigma Chapter

Attention: Cheryl Ellis, Scholarship Chairperson

P.O. Box 444

Peoria, IL 61651-0444

​​Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc
Epsilon Eta Sigma Chapter