Local Scholarships Offered

| February 3, 2013


The Unity in Community Foundation, will be awarding $4,000 in scholarships to Leyden High School Seniors. Once again we will be awarding the Lucia Ramirez Community Involvement Scholarship to an East and West campus senior in the amount of $1,000 each. New this year is the Smerz-Horvath Athletic Scholarship for $1,000 each, also available to an East and West campus senior. All Leyden High School seniors are encouraged to visit their counselor’s office for these and other scholarship applications.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to The Unity in Community Foundation’s scholarship fund, please feel free to contact Tom Brimie at, tbrimie@theunityincommunity.org. Help us put UNITY back into CommUNITY!

Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.  Advancing the educational aspirations of local students to become professionals, leaders and valued citizens of our communities supports the purpose of the Chamber to create a strong association between two villages to promote business growth.

Open to all Franklin Park and Schiller Park residents, the application may be accessed by contacting the Scholarship Chair, at info@chamberbyohare.org.  Please include a contact phone number also.  Applications and all required information must be received by May 1st, 2013.  The Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student based on the following criteria: educational goals, grade point average, campus/community involvement, and application content and quality.

Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the United States and have had a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Franklin Park or Schiller Park, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA, and have developed in a leadership role in school, the community, employment, etc.

The final award selection will be completed by the end of May, 2013.  Please direct any inquires to info@chamberbyohare.org.

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