CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is encouraging African American high school seniors and undergraduate students to apply for one of this year’s Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) scholarships online by May 31.

“We’re approaching that time of year where students nationwide are finding out what college they’ve gained acceptance to for this upcoming fall semester,” said Ammons. “The Caucus is committed to supporting African American students in continuing their education by providing the financial relief necessary for many families to explore these opportunities. I highly recommend local students take the time to apply for this scholarship.”

The ILBCF anticipates over $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year to help African American high school seniors and undergraduate students continue their education at a two- or four- year institution this fall. Since 2002, the ILBCF has given over $1.5 million in scholarships to students. Interested applicants can learn more information and access the online scholarship form from now until May 31 at

“The ILBCF is steadfast in its mission to create equal opportunities for historically disadvantaged students across the state,” said Ammons. “We have some of the brightest kids in our community. I hope to see many students from the Urbana-Champaign area apply.”

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