The Boswell Academic Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a rising high school senior who will enroll for the first time in a four-year U.S. located accredited College or University.

Scholarship awards are based on three criteria:

Academic Achievement, Leadership, and Community Service.

Scholarship awards shall be made payable to the recipient and the institution where the recipient has provided proof of enrollment. The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies and other fees. The recipient must be a full-time student at the designated institution of enrollment.

Scholarship awards of $2000 will be provided to each scholarship recipient.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a citizen/legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or at least a 3.5 on a 5.0 scale, verified by an official stamped high school transcript
  • Must demonstrate Leadership abilities through participation in Community Service, Extracurricular or other activities
  • Must complete and submit all required forms: the student application, an official stamped high school transcript, official S.A.T. and/or A.C.T. scores and two letters of recommendation outlining the student’s leadership activities and community service by the deadline date.

Completed Scholarship Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2017.
There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
Materials must be postmarked and your online application completed by March 15, 2017.

Scholarships will be announced to recipients in the Spring of 2017 for use during the upcoming academic year. Recipients will be announced to the public in June of 2017 and payments of scholarship awards will be made in August 2017.


2017 Franchell Boswell Scholarship Application

You will want to complete this form in one sitting. We recommend reviewing the form in its entirety and using a separate document for long-form answers that you can copy and paste into the appropriate field.

Applicant Information
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
US Citizen *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Age at the time of application.
Gender *
Parents' or Guardian Address *
Parents' or Guardian Address
School Information
Beginning Date *
Beginning Date
Anticipated Date of Graduation *
Anticipated Date of Graduation
High School Counselor Name *
High School Counselor Name
High School Counselor Address *
High School Counselor Address
High School Counselor Phone *
High School Counselor Phone
I will have graduated from high school by June 2017 *
Long Format Questions
Leadership Experience
What was your role?
Beginning Date (1) *
Beginning Date (1)
What was your role?
Beginning Date (2)
Beginning Date (2)
Community Service Information
Beginning Date with Service Organization (1) *
Beginning Date with Service Organization (1)
Beginning Date with Service Organization (2)
Beginning Date with Service Organization (2)
Recommendations
Provide the name, address and relationship of two people (high school counselor, teacher, community leader) who will provide a letter of recommendation noting your character, leadership activities, community service and special talents.
Recommendation Name (1) *
Recommendation Name (1)
Recommendation Phone (1) *
Recommendation Phone (1)
Recommendation Name (2) *
Recommendation Name (2)
Recommendation Phone (2) *
Recommendation Phone (2)
Essay
Provide a 500-word essay addressing: “Why you feel you should be selected to receive this scholarship.”

IMPORTANT: After you submit your application you must forward your official (stamped) transcript,A.C.T./S.A.T. scores and two letters of recommendation to complete your application. Include the contact name and email address used for your submission. Send them to:

The Franchell Boswell Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1714
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

DEADLINES: Materials must be postmarked and your online application completed by March 15, 2017. Thank you.