Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholars Academic Scholarships
In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a student must be either a resident of the Prospect Heights, Illinois or Wheeling, Illinois and a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student returning to college, and admitted to a two-year or four-year college or university for the 2014-2015 school year. Students may also be home-schooled seniors. Applicant must have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.9 on a 5.0 scale. Past recipients may reapply in subsequent years.
The following scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming school year:
- Six (6) $2,500 Academic Scholarships: one-year awards for college undergraduates
- One (1) Charles E. Priester Four-Year Renewable Academic Scholarship: a four-year, renewable academic
scholarship ($2,500 annually or $10,000 total award) for a college undergraduate
To be considered for a scholarship, students will complete an online profile which will match them to scholarships they can then apply for. Complete the online application in its entirety. Applications will be scored by a selection committee comprised of high school counselors and community members. Scores will be based on:
- Academic Achievement
- Financial Need
- Community Service and Extracurricular School Activities
- Personal Essay
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Finalists will be invited for a personal interview with the representatives of the Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors.
Scholarship winners will be announced in May. Winners are expected to attend the Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the summer, provide a photograph suitable for publication, and may be asked to attend at least one fundraising function.