The Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation
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Duster Scholarship


Donald L. Duster Scholarship at University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


2016 Winner
Kieryn Williams


2015  Winner
Immanuel Campbell




About Donald L. Duster

Donald L. Duster (1932-2013), a grandson of Ida B. Wells, was a business executive who spent much of his career working to help people in underserved communities gain access to education, housing, employment and decent services.

A scholarship was created in his name to give to one outstanding student at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The first $1,000 scholarship was awarded for the 2015/2016 school year. To date we have given out $2,000 in scholarships.

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Tax-deductible donations for scholarships can be sent to:
The Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 19579
Chicago, IL 60619

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