SPRINGFIELD – Since 2002, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has given deserving students scholarships to assist them in advancing their academic and career goals. This year, the ILBCF will give 62 students $1,000 scholarships, which brings its total over $420,000 scholarship since the organizations inception. In light of Illinois current budget situation, the ILBCF believes that our scholarship program is pivotal in helping provide students with resources for achievement.
“Our budget situation has put some students behind and forced several thousand to drop out of college,” said Assistant majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford, Joint Chairman of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. “It’s a shame that there are groups within government who feel college assistance is a luxury.”