The Provident Foundation
1525 East 53rd Street
Suite #451
Chicago, IL 60615

Scholarship Application

Welcome to the Scholarship Application page.

Please read through the submission form below so that you may have everything needed for the application prior to starting. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns. The application are open from April 4, 2022 and the submission deadline is May 27th, 2022 at 11:59pm..

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Applicant Information

School Information

If you are headed to a new school next year (Completed high school and are attending college) and you know the name, please enter here. If you do not yet know or you are remaining at the same school, please leave this blank.


Please enter your GPA for each semester below and upload a pdf copy of your transcript.

Please upload a pdf copy of your transcript here, please keep file size less than 1MB

Personal Statement

Please respond to all three sets of the questions below in a 12-point type-written format. We recommend writing out your statements in a seperate word processor like Microsoft Word and cutting and pasting your responses to the three questions in the fields below. Your answer for each question should be no longer than 1 page.

If you know what career you would like to pursue or are pursuing, please enter this here. If you do not know what career you are pursuing, please leave this blank.

1) Describe your commitment to addressing the needs of underserved communities. If possible, cite examples of community service you have undertaken to address the needs of such a community.

2) What personal characteristics do you believe are most important in a leader? Why? If possible, please describe activities you have pursued that demonstrate your leadership potential.

3) Should you be selected for a Provident Scholarship, how would you spend the scholarship money?

Video Question

4) In a video (2 minutes or less), tell us what makes you the ideal Provident Scholar? Upload here as an MP4, MOV.  Please keep file as small as possible to avoid errors.  (Less than 20MB if possible) If you have trouble with file size, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can arrange another way to get the video sent.

Curriculum Vitae

Please upload a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. Please have it in the format using the linked template. Please cut and paste the relevant portions below.  Please keep file less than 1MB

Letters of Recommendation

Please provide the contact information for two letters of recommendation. Please inform your letter writers to have their letters submitted by June 14th. Your letters should be from:
1) From a prinicpal/teacher/dean/professor/academic advisor
2) From a supervisor of community oriented activities

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