Darius A. Felton Scolarship Foundation
Darius A. Felton was a young man that possessed a profound sense of wisdom, and shared this God sent blessing with many. Darius enjoyed life to the fullest, among the things he enjoyed were; animals, sports and many other things that allowed him to share unique parts of himself. But most of all Darius loved people his family was his passion. Because of this unconditional love we as Darius’ family wanted to keep a part of Darius alive and continue to share him with the world. Darius was the victim of a violent murder on his 15th birthday August 2002. He was shot in his community.
In his memory, and to celebrate his life a scholarship foundation has been established to assist high school seniors who are interested in attending college. This annual scholarship will be awarded to four high school graduates that have been accepted and will be attending college in the upcoming fall semester. Each student will receive a $500.00 scholarship to the college of their choice.
Criterion For Scholarship Selection
v Chicago Public High School Senior
v Minimum 2.5 GPA/Current transcript required
v Proof of acceptance to selected college or university
v Required essay: (500 words)
Select one of the three categories listed below and describe how it affects the community in a negative way, and if you could make a positive difference what would that difference be?
(Essay should be typed and no more than 500 words.)
1. Name several effects that violence has on your neighborhood, if you could make a difference what would it be.
2. What motivating force encouraged you to continue your education? (Teacher, Minister, Parents ETC.)
3. What kind of violence have you witness in your neighborhood and how did it affect you?
Students must apply for this scholarship between January 1 and due April 30. This scholarship will be awarded each August. Mail all materials to:
DAF Scholarship Foundation
327 East 75th Street
Chicago, Illinos 60619
Please Send all donations and contributions to:
327 E.75th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619