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Clarence Shelley Minority Student Success Fund – OMSA

Named for the Office of Minority Student Affairs’ first director, the Clarence Shelley Minority Student Success Fund will provide unrestricted funds to support an array of student success initiatives including, but not limited to: academic enrichment initiatives (e.g., financial assistance for study abroad), academic support incentives (e.g., prizes for participating in academic services that lead to persistence and graduation), and academic achievement recognition (e.g., competitively awarded student retention scholarships).

Michael L. Jeffries & Mrs. Gayle Jeffries and Friends – OMSA High Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2013 by Michael Jeffries, former Associate Dean of Students and OMSA Director, to be provided annually to students served by OMSA. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 grade point average from the previous year at Illinois and have demonstrated an interest in pursuing studies in graduate school or professional school. The primary focus will be on students from Chicago Public Schools who are participants in OMSA activities.

H.O.P.E. Scholarship

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Prosper from Education) Scholarship was created in 2001 by Jacquelyn Hayes in memory of her parents. This is an endowed fund that is designated for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduate students with sophomore, junior or senior standing, with a 3.2 GPA and are participants in OMSA services, with preference given to minority students.

The Diane Moore and Ann Moore Endowed Scholarship

Diane Moore is a Chicago Police Officer that places a high premium on education as a means to breaking societal barriers. Officer Moore believes that if children receive a quality education they can combat social injustices. Her passion for justice and equitable education was instilled in her by her mother Ann Moore. The scholarship, which bears both of their names, represents their value for education. This fund is designated for students who participated in the Office of Minority Student Affairs' services and earned a 3.25 GPA.

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