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The Cardiss Collins Scholarship Fund


Last profile update: 09/24/2015

At A Glance

The Cardiss Collins Scholarship Fund

601 W. Randolph St., 2nd Fl.

Chicago, IL United States 60661

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1996 in IL - Founded in the name of the late Cardiss Collins, a member of the Democratic Party from Illinois who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997. Ms. Collins was the first African American woman to represent a Midwestern state in Congress and to hold the party leadership rank of Democratic Whip At-Large. She has been elected to numerous committees, including Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues, and Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics.

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards to African American high school seniors who reside in the 7th Congressional District of Illinois, and have at least a "B" average.