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DuPage County 2019 Scholarship Program
The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.

The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies, and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income for the past 90 days and information about members living in the household. Income for the household must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Applicants must also include a 500-word original essay or personal statement, official school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Financial Aid Audit (financial aid award letter) and proof of enrollment in an Illinois accredited institution.

The scholarship award amounts will vary this year from $500 to $2,500, and special consideration is given to students interested in high-technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.

Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG. Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.

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EXPIRED OPPORTUNITIES

ProLogis Scholarship
The Village of Woodridge and the ProLogis Foundation have scholarship applications available for Woodridge High School Seniors attending college in the fall. The primary criteria for applicants are: good citizenship, academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, campus or community involvement, and Woodridge residency, 

Applications and the scholarship brochure can be found at the Woodridge Village Hall or at the links below. Completed applications needed to be submitted to the Mayor's Office, Village Hall, 5 Plaza Dr. Woodridge, IL 60517 by Friday, February 22. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Davies at (630) 719-4706.

2019 Prologis Brochure

2019 Prologis Application


Chamber630 Scholarship 
Chamber630 (formerly the Woodridge and Downers Grove Area Chambers) is proud to offer scholarships to graduating High School Seniors who are furthering their education at a technical or trade school, business college or a two or four-year college or university. The amount awarded may be from $500 – $2500. Scholarship winners will be recognized at a student luncheon in May. Applicants must be a Chamber630 Member or a child of an owner or employee of a Member business in good standing. All applications are due by February 25, 2019

Scholarship applicants may complete the packet by visiting this link. Please be sure to read full instructions. The deadline for all applications is the end of business, February 25, 2019.

Woodridge Special Events Committee Kagann Scholarship 
The Woodridge Special Events Committee (WSEC) is once again sponsoring their annual scholarship to honor its founder, Joel Kagann. The award will be presented to a current eighth grade student living in Woodridge, based on his/her community service involvement. The award will pay up to $500 for the winner’s registration fees for his/her first year in high school. 

Joel Kagann, founder of the Woodridge Special Events Committee, was an active member of the Woodridge Community for over 50 years. His entire life was dedicated to serving others in the community. The WSEC continues to honor his service through this scholarship. 

Students can be nominated by their school, the service organization(s) with whom they served or through self-nomination. ANY eight grader who has helped out in the community is eligible. Please call 630-963-1975 for an application form and it will be mailed to you. As a convenience, forms are also available in the School Offices of Jefferson Junior High School and St. Scholastica School. Nominations must be received by March 29, 2019 and the winner will be notified by April 30, 2019.

Woodridge Jr. Woman's Club Scholarship 
The Woodridge Jr Woman’s Club will once again offer a $500 scholarship recognizing a Woodridge high school senior for their community service contributions, as well as scholastic achievement. 

Community service includes: volunteer work for community organizations, service-oriented school organizations, individual efforts to help others and improve the local community, and activities connected with service-learning programs in the school district, among others. 

This is a one-time $500.00 scholarship payable to the educational institution after proof of enrollment to a post-secondary educational institution. Applicants must reside in Woodridge and attach two letters or recommendation, along with high school transcript. Scholarship applications are due April 1. and winners will be announced in May 2019.

2019 Jr. Woman's Scholarship Memo

2019 Jr. Woman's Scholarship Application


General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Scholarship Opportunities
The GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs has scholarships available for graduating seniors who are attending an Illinois post-secondary institution in Fall 2019. Applications with all attachments most be postmarked by February 15, 2019, as email applications are not accepted. Please direct any questions via e-mail to Judy Rader. Scholarship applications can be found for the following areas by clicking the appropriate links below:

Art

Conservation

Cultural Exchange


Native American


Performing Arts (Drama and/or Music)


Vocational (Male and Female scholarships available)



Woodridge Rotary Service Above Self Scholarship Award
The Woodridge Rotary is now accepting applications for the Service Above Self Scholarships. The scholarships provide financial support to students who have participated in community service activities and have done so over several years’ time. The Rotary Club is looking for students who have made a difference within their community by enriching the lives of others, especially those in need; applications demonstrating participation in community service activities and volunteer work will carry more weight. While school and church activities are important, volunteerism throughout the community will score higher points in many cases.  One exception to this would be a church mission trip to do physical labor for others. 

The scholarship funds are to be used to advance ones’ education at colleges, trade, or technical schools. Eligible applicants include all Village of Woodridge residents, as well as non-residents where Woodridge is the primary Rotary Club. Students must maintain a C average or better to be eligible for the award.  Two (2) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
  
Applications are available here, at the Woodridge Public Library, or at the Guidance Counselor’s Offices North and South High Schools, Benet Academy and Montini Catholic High School. 
  
Applications shall be returned to Kaleshia “Kay” Page via email or printed and returned by mail or in person to Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge IL 60517 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Please mark the envelope as “Rotary Scholarship”. Unfortunately, no exceptions to the deadline can be made. Scholarships will be awarded in June 2019.

 
Woodridge Rotary 2019 Jack Briseno Music Scholarship
The Woodridge Rotary Club is pleased to offer two $1,000 music scholarships in honor of Jack Briseno. Jack Briseno, Past-President of the Woodridge Rotary Club, had a vast and eclectic range of musical talent and experience. A musician, who played guitar, piano, accordion, and harmonica, played with many Old Town School of Music ensembles, and has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jack loved and valued music, whether through performing, listening, sound engineering, or emceeing at musical venues. Music surrounded Jack’s life and he motivated others to enjoy it. Jack Briseno believed that everyone should just take the time to listen.  

Eligible students must be a graduating senior, a Village of Woodridge resident, attending an accredited community college, trade/tech school, or four-year college or university during the 2019-2020 school year, and participate in academic music class in high school and/or extracurricular music activities.

Applications are available here, at the Woodridge Public Library, or at the Guidance Counselor’s Offices at Downers Grove North and South High Schools, Benet Academy, Montini Catholic High School, Naperville North High School, and Lemont High School.

Applications should be returned to Kaleshia “Kay” Page via email or printed and returned by mail or in person to Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge IL 60517 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Please mark the envelope as “Rotary Music Scholarship”. Unfortunately, no exceptions to the deadline can be made. Scholarships will be awarded in June 2019.


Woodridge VFW Jim Stewart Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Woodridge Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post #1578 with the intention of assisting high school students in their pursuit of continuing education. The applicant must demonstrate the spirit of what Comrade Stewart believed in – namely his patriotic and community based principles. 

Eligibility: The applicant must be a descendant of a VFW-eligible veteran. That is, he or she must be a child or step-child, granddaughter or grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson, or brother or sister of a veteran who is/was eligible for membership into the VFW. That veteran need not be a current member. However, proof of eligibility is required (DD Form 214).

The applicant must be graduating from either Downers Grove North or Downers Grove South High School in the current school year with plans to pursue a higher education. This refers to schooling beyond the high school level, whether academic, vocational, or technical, taken at any state accredited institution of learning or training. A maximum of two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded. The application form is located here. The deadline for student applications is April 15th with the announcement of the winners on May 1st.