Education Justice Scholarships- In keeping with our commitment to promote higher education to those impacted by incarceration we are offering six scholarships.

Education Justice Project-Education Justice Project Scholarship Packet

Due November 15, 2021
Thank you for your interest in applying for an EJP scholarship. Because the application process is competitive, we ask that you carefully review the instructions, deadlines, and eligibility requirements so that we may give your application full consideration. We appreciate receiving your application and look forward to reading your essay. This scholarship application packet is also available at:
About the EJP Scholarship Program
The Education Justice Project (EJP) of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has offered courses to incarcerated students at Danville Correctional Center since 2008. In keeping with our commitment to promote higher education, we have a scholarship program. In Fall 2021, we will host the following five scholarships competitions:
• One $1000 scholarship to a family member of an EJP student;
• One $1000 scholarship to a family member of an IDOC or IDJJ staff person;
• One $1000 scholarship to a family member of an incarcerated individual;
• Two $1000 scholarships to individuals who have been released from an IDOC adult facility
• One $1000 scholarship to an individual who has been incarcerated in an IDJJ juvenile facility.
Scholarship funds must be applied towards attendance at an accredited program of higher education, e.g. applied to registration costs, books and supplies, fees, or other costs directly associated with participating in a higher education program.
Your final application will consist of the following materials:
1.) The 2-page COVER SHEET, completed and signed;
2.) 500-word essay that addresses how incarceration has affected your academic or career goals;
3.) Verification of enrollment in a higher education program at an accredited academic institution.
Please submit all materials by November 15, 2021 to:
Attn: Scholarships
Education Justice Project
1001 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL 61820
For questions about EJP scholarships, please contact
For general inquiries, please contact EJP at or 217-300-5150.
Education Justice Project
Due November 15, 2021