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Taus Community Endowment Scholarship

Supporting African American women who are involved in their community and school.

Winter Scholarship - Closed Closed This scholarship is part of the Winter application cycle. The application is open December 1st to February 1st every year. How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must

- Be an African American female.
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Currently reside in Winnebago County.
- Be involved in their community and school.


Academic performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

Written Prompt

Each CFNIL scholarship is created with a specific purpose in mind. As you complete the application, the system automatically matches you with every scholarship for which you are eligible and will present you with a specific written prompt for each. You're encouraged to craft a unique response to each prompt to show the reviewers why you're the best candidate for that scholarship.

Scholarship Background and Intent

To initiate and develop a continuous program of cultural and social activities, and promote higher education by awarding scholarships. The group also supports many community projects.

Historically, the Taus have committed their energies, interests and finances to the field of education. This commitment has been in the format of scholarships to deserving teen-aged African American girls in the community.

This commitment is as contemporary as are today’s children: to harmonize with society’s needs of young people … to orchestrate the beauty of learning, creating, and or thinking … to support continued learning and past academic achievement through scholarships.