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Joshua Rowzee kept busy as an undergrad at the University of Illinois Springfield. He served on the Student Activities Committee as Chair and Special Events Coordinator; he served as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the Black Student Union; and he served as Treasurer of the Black Male Collegiate Society. His leadership qualities were noticed - he was awarded both the Freshman Fairness Award and the Campus Life and Leadership award. Joshua has obtained his Bachelor's of Arts in Communications in 2022 and now is headed for his Master's in Educational Leadership.
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Evanston Scholars like Joshua are determined to succeed all the way to college graduation and beyond.
You can help! Join us this #GivingTuesday to provide the tools and resources needed to support first-generation and low-income Evanston students on their path to a college degree.
$50 Fills care packages for three College Scholars
$100 Provides translation services for a meeting with a non-English speaking Scholar family
$250 Pays for college application fees
$500 Summer school for one Scholar to stay on track to graduate in four years
$1,000 Pays for a year of books and course materials for one College Scholar
Donors who give $1,000 or more in a calendar year automatically enter our Evanston Scholars Leadership Circle
$3,500 Provides one year of comprehensive services for a Scholar and their family, including mentoring, college access workshops, financial aid counseling, college persistence support, and internship, networking, and career counseling
$5,000 Provides emergency funding for tuition, housing, or food when a student is at risk of dropping out
Thank you very much for your generosity.
(Now through Wednesday, November, 30th)