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:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in June.
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.
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:
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.