League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford

League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship

To provide educational resources for public high school graduates in Winnebago and Boone Counties who are active in social studies and civic engagement.

Scholarship Deadline - February 1st This scholarship has a deadline of February 1st at 5pm. Deadline: February 1st 01 Learn How to Register & Apply

Essay

The National League of Women Voters considers the resurgence of voter suppression a grave product of the Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder, (2013). How did that decision affect the Voting Rights Act of 1965? In your essay response, be sure to give three specific examples based on recent state voter suppression laws. You may use credible sources in your response. 

Criteria

Applicants must:

- Be a graduate or a graduating high school senior from a public high school in Winnebago or Boone Counties;
- Have a permanent address in Winnebago or Boone Counties;
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;

- Exhibit financial need (an EFC of 3000 or less); and
- Be actively involved in social studies organizations, clubs and classes such as student government, political campaigns, community organizing or advocacy.