Recipients of the Reginald and Frances Hayes H.O.P.E. Scholarship

L-R: Otis Williams, Associate Director of OMSA; Elizabeth Clark, 2010 H.O.P.E. recipient; Jacki Hayes, Illinois alumna and founder of the scholarship; and Neelan Coleman, 2010 H.O.P.E. recipient. Photo by Erich Adickes/Adickes Creative Services.


In 2009, Reggie Hayes, star of “Girlfriends” and other TV sitcoms, made a surprise appearance and presented the H.O.P.E. scholarships to University of Illinois students.


2004 H.O.P.E. Scholarship recipients


2003 H.O.P.E. Scholarship recipient


Jacki with 2002 award recipients


Jacquelyn Hayes presenting a check for one of the initial contributions for the H.O.P.E. Scholarship endowment in 2002.


Jacquelyn Hayes presented the first H.O.P.E. Scholarship in 2000 to University of Illinois student, Betty Fleurimont


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