YAN Foundation Scholarship

Download the 2018 – 2019 School Year Scholarship Application.

Thank you for your interest in the Yvonne Annette Nelson (YAN) Scholarship.

This scholarship program is available to high school students who will be attending college in the fall of the current year. Applicants must meet ALL of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify.

Checks will be distributed from The YAN Foundation and made payable to the recipient’s school directly. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to YANfoundation@yahoo.com.

  • Application packet must be received via email no later than (March 30, 2018)
  • Award letters will be forwarded to recipients by (April 7, 2018)
Eligibility Criteria
  • High School Senior /Resident of Chicago
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.5/5.0 scale
  • Attending a post-secondary, accredited institution or Junior College
  • Plan to attend school for entire academic year
Application Packet Content
  • Grant Application
  • Submission of two (2) letters of recommendation from instructors or school officials on school letterhead
  • Sealed Academic Transcripts
  • 750 to 1000 Word Essay on the following subject:Describe a time where you made a bad decision that affected you and others tragically that has caused you to turn your life around.
Award Requirements

Once notified of their selection, grant recipients must complete and forward the following items to The YAN Foundation by the specified due dates:

  • Grant Acceptance Agreement

Download the 2018 – 2019 School Year Scholarship Application.