Local organization Generation of Legacy will award three $500 scholarships to a graduate of Alton or Marquette Catholic high schools for an academic degree at any college or university in Illinois.
A committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character, participation and leadership involvement in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender. Recipients’ names will be announced in May.
Applications are available and must be completed and returned by March 31. Seniors can contact their high school counselor for an application.
Generation of Legacy, a nonprofit organization, presents the black history exhibit during Black History Month in February.