CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging students who are interested in seeking higher education to apply for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) Scholarship.

“Preparing for the future is absolutely critical to the success of our youth,” said Slaughter. “The young people who are able to should take some time during the stay at home order to apply for scholarships and begin making plans for their futures.”

For over 15 years, the ILBCF scholarship has served as a gateway to higher education for countless young adults who may have not been able to attend without it. The deadline for the 2020 ILBCF Scholarship has been extended from Monday, May 1 to Thursday, June 4. The scholarship awards recipients $1,000 to use toward furthering their academic careers. The application is open to students who are Illinois residents and have been accepted or are currently enrolled at a community college, university or vocational school. To apply for the ILBCF scholarship, interested students can complete the application online at

“There are many brilliant and qualified young men and women in our community, and I encourage anyone seeking an undergraduate degree or vocational training to apply for this scholarship,” said Slaughter. “I am proud of the hard work that the ILBCF has done to improve the lives of so many in Illinois.”

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