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Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Provides funding for undergraduate students who excel in academics, leadership, and community service activities.


The Carpe Diem Foundation is established pursuant to the direction of Mabel E. Greenspon who died on March 21, 2001. Her instructions were that upon her death, a charitable foundation was to be established to identify and assist students who were most likely to improve the quality of human life. The scholarship grants will be awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service.   SEE ALSO:  Elie Wiesel Prize for Humanity , William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose , Huntington Public Service Award

Selection Criteria

While the grants will be awarded based upon merit, priority among equally qualified candidates will be given to students whose parents are employed in education, government, social services, public health, the administration of justice and the fine arts.


Applicants must: Be a U.S. citizen Be a new or continuing undergraduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university Have at least a 3.5 gpa Participate in public or community service activities Applicants do not have to be residents of Illinois


$2,500-$5,000 per year for undergraduate educational expenses  


The scholarship can be renewed for up to four years.

For more information:

Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois Scholarship



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)