Franklin-Golden Scholarship Fund

About Us

We provide scholarship opportunities and programs for students pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution. Students who receive one of our scholarships are already admitted to and have completed one full academic year at a post-secondary institution. We provide scholarship opportunities for any Chicago area native pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution (two-year, four year and/or trade). We are here to support students as they continue their education beyond high school no matter what path they choose.


  • Student must have attended and graduated from a Chicago-land high school
  • Student must have completed one full year of undergraduate studies and be enrolled to attend the same institution for the following year
  • The scholarship is for students going into their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate studies
  • Student must be enrolled full time and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship winners must attend the Annual Impact Summit to claim their scholarship in person. Summits are held the last Saturday in July.

Helping Chicago-area students!

We are able to share information about our scholarship opportunities through our partnership with the Impact College Readiness Program. Five thousand Chicago-area students receive college readiness resources to assist in their college search. To learn more about Impact visit their website:

Next Steps

I qualify and I am interested. What are the next steps?

Simply complete an on-line form and submit your 2 Page Essay

Essay Topic: How I plan to "give back" to my community upon graduation

Scholarship Deadline

May 15th

Scholarship Entries received after this date will not be considered.


Community Scholarships

    • McCormick Scholarship        $500 Books
    • Sylinsky Scholarship               $1,000 Housing
    • Franklin Scholarship               $2000 Tuition