Magnus Charitable Trust

Magnus Charitable Trust launches its third scholarship program

This is the third time the charity is giving away funding to finance 40 Chicago area high school seniors graduating in the spring that meet the financial guidelines of its 2014 Scholarship. Applications will be sent out to high schools in Cook, Lake and Will counties in Illinois and posted on the charity’s website. The guidelines identify the income and GPA qualifications for financial assistance.

The first scholarship in 2004 and second in 2009 has produced some fine examples of first generation college graduates with careers such in law, accounting, and teaching to name some of the careers its recipients have gone on to after graduating from college.

Once again, the Trust has lined up mentors that will volunteer their time to the students through their years of college; these volunteers are members of the community that are working in the students’ fields of study and some are graduates from the earlier scholarships from MCT.

The history of the trust is one of partnering with community and global organizations to carry out its mission. Besides offering local scholarships, the Trust has partnered with the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago foundation, Pope John Paul II School in Chicago, Logos Christian Church, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, the Innocence Project of Texas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Illinois Red Cross, to name a few.

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Victoria Magnus, Director of the Trust at

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