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Erick Deshaun Dorris

Co-Founder & Administrator

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773-217-9136



DR. TIMMOTHY D. BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP for the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

United In Excellence seeks to support students who have the desire to major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) fields through a scholarship named after JTHS alumnus Dr. Timmothy D. Bailey. Dr. Bailey (1975-2013) was an active student at Joliet Central High School. He fulfilled his dream of giving back to his community by earning his medical degree and opening his own practice in Joliet, Illinois. His dedication to excellence was shared with his family, community and profession. He departed from this life unexpectedly in June of 2013.

AWARD AMOUNT. Two (2), $500.00 Bailey Scholarships to students at Joliet Township High Schools, District #204. Awards will be competitive across the entire district. Awardees will also receive ongoing support from our national network of over fifty UIE alumni, donors and community members. These benefits include mentorship and networking opportunities, care packages, a trunk party, and ongoing support from United In Excellence.

THE BRASS FAMILY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

for the Next Generation of Educators

United In Excellence seeks to support students who have the desire to major in an education-related field. The Brass Family Education Scholarship will continue the Brass family legacy of education and contributions of Joliet Township High School to the Brass Family. Saul and Edna Brass along with their three daughters are all graduates of JTHS. In addition Edna Brass is a retired educator in the district and two daughters are currently educators in the district.

AWARD AMOUNT. Two (2), $500.00 Brass Scholarships to students at Joliet Township High Schools, District #204. Awards will be competitive across the entire district. Awardees will also receive ongoing support from our national network of over fifty UIE alumni, donors and community members. These benefits include mentorship and networking opportunities, care packages, a trunk party, and ongoing support from United In Excellence.

WARREN C. & RITA H. DORRIS SCHOLARSHIP for

Promising Community Leaders

United In Excellence seeks to support students who have demonstrated leadership in their school and the community through a scholarship named after long-standing community leaders, Warren C. & Rita H. Dorris. We recognize and appreciate their continued efforts to serve and support the people of Joliet. In addition to their successful careers in business and banking, Warren and Rita have been committed to being change-makers through politics, community organizing, faith-based initiatives, and mentorship.

AWARD AMOUNT. One (1), $1,000.00 Dorris Scholarship to a student at Joliet Township High Schools, District #204. The awardee will also receive ongoing support from our national network of over fifty UIE alumni, donors and community members. These benefits include mentorship and networking opportunities, care packages, a trunk party, and ongoing support from United In Excellence.

THE NEW HUE SCHOLARSHIP

for the Next Generation of Digital and Media Arts Leaders

United In Excellence seeks to support male students of color who have the desire to major in Digital and Media Arts through a scholarship named after The New Hue, a community arts program committed to changing the perspective of men of color in Joliet, IL. The New Hue is a group of Black Men dedicated to opening the eyes of their own community with hopes of changing the perception to the world.

AWARD AMOUNT. One (1), $500.00 The New Hue Scholarship to students at Joliet Township High Schools, District #204. Awards will be competitive across the entire district. Awardees will also receive ongoing support from our national network of over fifty UIE alumni, donors and community members. These benefits include mentorship and networking opportunities, care packages, a trunk party, and ongoing support from United In Excellence.


1ST LADY OF THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

for Female Students of Color pursuing Theatre, Music, Dance or Visual Arts

United In Excellence seeks to support female students of color who are pursuing fine and performing arts programs in postsecondary institutions. This scholarship will foster creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship for students who are largely underrepresented in fine and performing arts programs at colleges and universities across the nation. Further, we believe that continued support from our network of alumni will propel our scholars to become creative leaders and executives in the arts.

AWARD AMOUNT. Two (2), $500.00 Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships to students at Joliet Township High Schools, District #204. One student will receive the award at JTHS Central Campus and another at JTHS West Campus. Awardees will also receive ongoing support from our national network of over fifty UIE alumni, donors and community members. These benefits include mentorship and networking opportunities, care packages, a trunk party, and ongoing support from United In Excellence.

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