The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council; chartered in 1972 to provide increased business opportunities for minority businesses; hosted it’s Dolores Saxton-Walter Scholarship Luncheon this past Tuesday, March 12th, 2019. The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) named the scholarship after Dolores Saxton-Walter, a successful entrepreneur who worked diligently on behalf of the mission of Chicago MSDC, by recognizing the importance of supporting developing entrepreneurs. The scholarship, sponsored by Chicago MSDC, was awarded to nine high school seniors aspiring to become an entrepreneur or seeking a business major at a recognized college or university.
To be eligible for the award, students had to be of a minority group, and they had to submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a high school transcript with a 3.5/4.0 weighted cumulative Grade Point Average, and submit proof that they are a graduating senior pursuing a business-related career with proof of plans to enroll at a regionally accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. The finalists were required to attend an interview, and winners were presented with checks at the luncheon on Tuesday.
The CRS Group’s President and CEO, Michael Gaines, attended the Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, and co-sponsored one of the nine winners, along with Joyce Johnson, President and CEO of Anchor Staffing. Michael (3rd from the left) is pictured below proudly presenting one of the outstanding winning students with his check.