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Eleanor L Swartz Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: May 6, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Chicago Community Trust established the Eleanor L. Swartz Scholarship Fund to assist high school seniors who attend high school in Hinsdale Township High School District #86 and who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Eleanor L Swartz Scholarship Fund must be:

  • High school seniors who attend Hinsdale South or Hinsdale Central High School who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.

  • Two (2) awards will be granted to Hinsdale South High School students.
  • Two (2) awards will be granted to Hinsdale Central High School students.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in June.

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 goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Chicago Community Trust play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Chicago Community Trust. Payment is made in early August.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 11, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

The Chicago Community Trust has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!