Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor and memory of Dwight Lewis. Dwight Lewis is an alumnus of Thornton Township Junior College class of 1962, which is now South Suburban College. His success in life is rooted in his motto “I am a product of education. I believe in education.” To this end, he has established a scholarship to demonstrate his strong belief in education and the support of students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) related programs. The scholarship is $3,000 non-renewable to use only for tuition, fees and books related to current coursework at South Suburban College. It is awarded in the spring, applied the following summer or fall semester and paid directly to the college for disbursement.


  • African American student, U.S. citizen
  • Must be full-time with a declared STEM related major and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours, with minimum “C” grade in all courses
  • Grade Point Average 2.5 or higher and in Good Standing
  • Recommendation letters from STEM South Suburban College and/or external program faculty members
  • Available for in-person interview
  • Resident of Thornton Township and School District 510
  • List community service and extracurricular activities and provide contact information on separate sheet with application