Mikias Tefera Tibebu Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to honor Mikias's dream of achieving success at the university level. Mikias was a talented, dedicated, respectful, very smart, and very humble senior at Schaumburg High School. Unfortunately, he passed away before he realized his dream of pursuing higher education. Thus, his family wants his legacy and wishes to be pursued by others who are like-minded. In Mikias's college entrance essay, he pointed out that:

"I strongly believe that success sometimes requires that we ask for help...".

"as we can see the possibilities are limitless when we seek the best of one another."

As noted in his college entrance essay, Mikias valued collaboration and cooperation as well as diversity. Thus, the theme of the essay should focus on diversity and its many aspects such as acceptance.

Requirements for application:

  • Graduating senior from Schaumburg High School
  • Planning to attend college
  • Submission of an application form
  • Completion of essay


  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Award to be used for tuition, fees, and appropriate books and supplies
  • This is a non-renewable scholarship

Award: Three scholarships for $1000 each

Deadline for application: March 6, 2017.

For more information and application forms, please contact the Student Services department at your High School.

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