The Jean Shuman Memorial Scholarship was established by Edgar Shuman and his family as a tribute to his late wife.
Jean, a Pittsburgh,PA native, attended the Julliard School of Music. Following graduation, she appeared at Radio City Music Hall and in Broadway shows. Later, while raising her children, she continued to touch thousands of people with her deep love and understanding of classical and popular music, performing at festivals, supper clubs, and concerts throughout the United States and Canada.
Jean had a lifelong commitment to education – and even started saving for her future childrens’ college education on her honeymoon. She was recognized by all that knew her as a truly kind and compassionate person and was appreciated for her lifelong commitment to her family and art.
The YEA! Chicago recipient will embody YEA! values and the integrity, courage, and skills necessary to thrive in business and life. Priority will be given to participants with demonstrated financial need.
The scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to a YEA! Chicago program graduate and entering college student. The selection process will be made by a committee.
The student selected as the winner of the scholarship will share their award at the 2021 YEA! graduation on May 18, 2021.
This is a one-time $2,500 scholarship meant for a YEA! Chicago graduate. Girls may reapply to the scholarship every year that it is necessary.
This scholarship is open to all YEA! Chicago graduates who plan on attending a 4-year institution in the 2020-2021 academic year. Priority will be given to YEA! Chicago graduates who demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship.
Application opens: December 11, 2020
Application closes: March 1, 2021
Scholarship winner announced: April 1, 2021
All past YEA! Chicago girls who are interested in applying for the scholarship, should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.