Scholars & Mentors

The members of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association-Chicago Chapter annually award scholarships to assist Chicago area students in pursuit of higher education at Jackson State University.  To date the chapter has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.

In recognition that successful completion of a degree requires more than financial support, the chapter also supports scholarship recipients and as many Chicago-land students as possible through our Mentoring Program.

The deadline for the awards for the fall of  2020:  

All required information must be submitted by May 15, 2020.  Applicants will be contacted for a an interview prior to the final decision and award.  Applicants will be notified of the final decision on or before June 30, 2020.

Applications and supporting documents must have a visible postmark if mailed via USPS. Incomplete and late application packets will not be considered for the scholarship.Requests for extensions beyond the May 15th deadline will not be honored. Please submit all documents to:

Jackson State University
National Alumni Association
Chicago Chapter
PO Box 19527
Chicago, Illinois 60619

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Academic Achievement
• Letter of Recommendation
• Involvement in Community Service
• Involvement in Extracurricular Activities

Students will be contacted by the Scholarship Committee to schedule an interview after all requirements for consideration have been received. See Scholarship Criteria for additional information.

Please direct inquiries to Scholarship Chair: Starla Adams at: