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    Jean McAlpine Powell Memorial Scholarship

    Up to $500 per semester for tuition, fees and books.

    The Jean McAlpine Powell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by Jean’s children, after her death in late 2014. Jean was a resilient, kind and bright woman who worked at Triton College for many years, as an Academic Advisor. She was the perfect example of resilience and sheer will when she emerged from a painful divorce in her 40’s. She was determined to go to college and was able to take that first step when a neighbor gave her a loan of $500. She didn’t stop at classes, but obtained two Associates degrees from Triton and then went on to achieve her Bachelor’s degree from National Louis University. She was a fierce advocate for battered women, young people trying to overcome tough situations, to improve their lives and get an education. She believed strongly in the power of lifelong education, second chances, and that a little support and push in the right direction can change lives.

       • Full-time or part-time student.
       • Degree or certificate-seeking student.
       • Must be female, aged 30 or older, divorced or single Mother with children.

       • Completion of Foundation Scholarship application.
       • Essay must discuss the applicant’s financial need and how a degree from Triton will impact their family (i.e. children) and life.
       • Scholarship recipient must complete a service requirement in support of the activities of the Triton College Foundation.
       • Must be enrolled in following semester after deadlines for application.

       • June 1
       • November 1

    Please submit all application materials to:

    Triton College Scholarship Office
    2000 Fifth Avenue, Room B-216W
    River Grove, IL 60171 


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