Applications for the Dajae Coleman Achievement Award scholarship for African American freshmen at Evanston Township High School will be accepted starting Monday, March 28.

The award, created by the Dajae Coleman Foundation two years ago, recognizes male or female students for their leadership capabilities Coleman, an ETHS freshman, was shot to death at the age of 14.

Winners of the award will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with their post-secondary education.

The award emphasizes applicants’ abilities to demonstrate strengths in: leadership, sportsmanship, positive social interactions and demonstration of academic achievement or progress towards it. More information is available online.

Applications are due on April 15 at 5 p.m. and winners will be announced on April 22, in time to be honored at an awards ceremony May 1 at the Skylight Event Space in Evanston.

The award ceremony will have carnival-themed food and games. Tickets to attend the ceremony are $40 and all proceeds will go towards DC3F youth programming.

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