The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship
“What Will Your Legacy Be”
You are here.
You’re still here, alive and quick and you have time.
You have time on your side.
You have time to begin even now so get busy and do something to help somebody to improve the condition of life for people now and for those to come after.
To building institutions to educate and broaden the minds for people now and for those who came after and to make your life a contribution that will be your legacy.
Do this and your name will be remembered from now on and into eternity.
From the poem “What Will Your Legacy Be” by Dr. Margaret Burroughs
The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship Fund
We are pleased to announce the Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship! The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship Fund was established by Necia Jeffries, at the request of Ms. Jeffries’ late mother, Dorothy Lajewel Myree, to honor the legacy of service of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the founder of the DuSable Museum. This tribute scholarship awards $2500.00 to an African American single mother who is pursuing educational opportunities.