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Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas
Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas have established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of part-time or full-time active or retired employees of Peoples Gas in Chicago or North Shore Gas who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline. WEC Business Service employees must reside in a Peoples Gas or North Shore Gas service areas.
  • High school seniors or graduates — current postsecondary undergraduates — who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Students graduating mid-year may apply; however, the award will be one-half of the full-time award amount.

*Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three (3) additional years for a four-year degree program and one (1) year for a two-year degree and vocational-technical degree or until a bachelor’s degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas or WEC Business Services, and continuation of the program by Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas.

Renewal students may not decline their award and reapply to the program for a larger award. Students may defer their awards for one year only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in April.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Payments are made in one installment in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered.

Potential recipients who demonstrate no need, or whose parent(s) choose not to supply the requested financial information, will be considered for an award at the minimum amount.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas or WEC Business Services play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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