The Waukegan Park District is pleased to announce that it will award up to five individual $1,000 scholarships toward the education of students who live in the District and will be enrolled in college or trade school. The funds to support this program have been secured through private donations and gifts in the District’s Memorial Endowment fund to be reinvested back into the community, thereby paving the way for future leaders in our community. With 735 acres of parks and multiple facilities, the District and community has broad skill set needs.
Local students who plan on attending junior or community college, university, or trade school in the Fall of the year the scholarship is awarded are eligible. Students who are current or former employees or volunteers with the District are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants must live within the boundaries of Waukegan Park District and be pursuing a park and recreation related field, including, but not limited to, accounting, business, carpentry, communications, electricity, environmental science, exercise sports science, forestry, graphic design, horticulture, human resources, landscape architecture, marketing, mechanics, occupational safety, therapeutic recreation, or tourism development and management.