QCAACC Awards $37,000 In Scholarships To African American College Students In 2022
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce (QCAACC) recently stepped up its game and awarded for 2022 $37,000 in scholarships to African American college students who live in the organization's service territory of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will counties.
"In today's economic environment, we knew we needed to increase the amount of awards presented to African American college students," said QCAACC Board Chairman Sherman Jenkins. "The awards ranged from $5,000 with none lower than $2,000. We had to establish two rounds of awards since our original date for our signature Scholarship Jazz Brunch was re-scheduled from February to June of this year."
"The successes of our Jazz Brunch in 2020 and our Scholarship Golf Outing in 2021 coupled with the financial commitment of our Board of Directors and community members allowed us push forward to award higher scholarships," Jenkins added.
The following are the awardees for 2022. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and their families:
Dominic Browder, Naperville, IL (Will), Fairfield University
Daryle Howard, Naperville, IL (DuPage), Midwestern University
Ethan Thomas, Bolingbrook, IL (Will), Vanderbilt
Amari Foster, Bartlett, IL (DuPage), University of Missouri
Janaya Pinnick, Joliet, IL (Will), Eastern Illinois
Maria Spencer, Bolingbrook, IL (Will), Illinois State University
Norman Hernandez, Oswego, IL (Kendall), University of Illinois
Elani Woods, Woodridge, IL (DuPage), Columbia College-Chicago
Carson Harris, Bolingbrook, IL (DuPage), Indiana University
Tia Amari Stewart, North Aurora, IL (Kane), University of Illinois-Chicago
Jasmine Allen, Aurora, IL (Kane), Miami University
Lazaria Jones, Plainfield, IL (Will), Saint Louis University
Kendall Morgan, Bolingbrook, IL (Will), Ohio State University
Jordynn Lane, Montgomery, IL (Kendall), Aurora University
Alyssa Lenise Anderson, Hanover Park, IL (DuPage), U of I Chicago School of Law
Congratulations Ms. Kendall Morgan, one of the QCAACC's 2022 Scholarship Winners