S.T.E.A.M Mentorship Program Our Mentoring Program will be offered virtually due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Students are selected on a first come, first served basis, and a wait list will be maintained. Selected students will be expected to participate in scheduled meetings to receive the recommendation letter and certificate of participation. Our mentoring program participation application is below. The student’s high school counselor must write a letter of recommendation which is required at the time of application for enrollment in the program. S.T.E.A.M Mentorship Program The Greg Bush, Jr. Foundation offers a four-week mentorship [...]
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Gregory Sr. & Betty Elaine Bush Scholarship Fund The application will reopen in January 2022 and will deadline on May 15, 2022. Please visit our website at that time for more information. The Gregory, Sr. & Betty Elaine Bush Scholarship Fund, (named after founder Greg Bush Jr.’s parents) supports college-bound African American high school seniors who plan to pursue S.T.E.A.M careers. The scholarship is open to permanent Illinois residents from the greater Chicagoland area who have a 3.00 GPA or higher. Students must be active community and school members. Letters of reference, high school transcripts, a college acceptance letter, and [...]
Dear Prospective Sponsor, The Greg Bush, Jr. Foundation, Inc., (GBJF), an Illinois not-for-profit organization, was created to provide mentoring and scholarship funds to African American high school students who plan to pursue careers in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Our program offers structured learning activities that develop literacy and innovation with a focus on entrepreneurship. Would you consider becoming a sponsor and supporting the future of S.T.E.A.M.? Your support helps us provide opportunities for more students and expand higher education access to S.T.E.A.M. Contact us directly at Info@gregbushjrfoundation.org, or call (312) 767-7730 to discuss sponsorship opportunities. [...]
Greg Bush, Jr. at the i355 Mile-long Bridge Construction Site In the late 80s, I was accustomed to hearing my high school peers say that they wanted to be an Engineer. Me you ask; I was interested in robotics and sound engineering. What do we have to do to bring the “sexy back” to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (S.T.E.A.M.) education to get our youth to pursue these careers? I have plenty of opinions regarding how mass media communications has steered our children to rap and athletics. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with [...]