Welcome to the scholarship application. The scholarship is named in the honor of our founder’s parents, i.e., The 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.

Applicants must plan to pursue a degree with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts or math careers. The scholarship is for male and female African-American graduating high school seniors from the greater Chicagoland area with at least a 3.00 GPA. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Illinois. Applicants must be involved in their community and school. The “Anticipated Major Field(s) of Study” that you submit to the scholarship review Board must be the same as the field of study on your college acceptance letter. We seek to review applications and award scholars from majors from all S.T.E.A.M. areas of study. Conformance to the scholarship criteria will be validated via the letters of reference, high school transcripts, college acceptance letter and the applicant’s essay.

Scholarships will be presented at the Greg Bush, Jr. Foundation Gala in July of 2022. (GALA date is subject to change.) All awardees must submit proof of college admission and registration to the scholarship committee upon notification that you will be awarded the scholarship.

Please note:

Arts in the S.T.E.A.M. are not limited to traditional fine arts. ARTS include, but are not limited to Performing Arts, Computer Generated Arts, Computer Animation and Special Effects, Game Design, Film, and Sound Engineering.

Math in S.T.E.A.M. includes Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, and the study of Encryption methods and Cryptology.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen born in the United States and a resident of the State of Illinois.


If you are selected as a scholarship winner, additional documentation will be required. Our scholarship review Board will contact you via the “Best Contact Method” as provided on the scholarship application. This contact method will be utilized to coordinate with you to receive your scholarship and to attend our GALA. Non-responsive applicants will forfeit.

Thank you to our current scholarship sponsors for your important and generous support of our students during these extraordinary times.

The Gregory, Sr. & Betty Elaine Bush Scholarship Fund Thanks

Sylvie Légère and Todd Ricketts

Tanya and Thomas Dantzler