Harold Washington Legacy Scholarship

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Harold WashingtonThe Harold Washington Legacy Scholarship, honoring the lifetime achievements and centennial birthday of its namesake, will recognize outstanding Roosevelt students who are dedicated to leadership, service, transformative justice and academic excellence. Recipients will be selected through a competitive application process, and each recipient will receive scholarship support to assist with educational expenses.

This scholarship fund was established in 2021 by the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee and Roosevelt University.



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This scholarship was established by the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee, a non-profit organization committed to preserving the legacy of Chicago's first Black mayor, Harold Washington. Roosevelt is grateful for the Committee's work and for partnering with us on this effort. To learn more about the Committee and upcoming events, visit their website.

harold washington with other Roosevelt students planning for national student association meeting

Harold Washington (center) and other Roosevelt students making plans to send representatives to a National Student Association meeting in 1948.

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Today, Roosevelt continues to seek and serve diverse, promising students from around the world. We value differences in personal experiences and celebrate diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, economic status, gender, sexuality and age. Roosevelt has fortified our dedication to our democratic ideals through learning that transcends the classroom. 

Please consider making a contribution in honor of Harold Washington.


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Payable to: Roosevelt University
Memo: Harold Washington Legacy Scholarship

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Attn: Institutional Advancement
430 S. Michigan Ave., WB1700
Chicago, IL 60605