Scholarships


Winners of the 2019 Redefining Ready! Scholarship

Winners of the 2019 Blueprint Bosch Vocational Scholarship


About

The Foundation currently awards the following scholarships through the generosity of donors. Contributions into these funds are always welcome. To consider forming a new scholarship, contact Brooke Snell, the Foundation's Development Coordinator, at brooke.snell@d214.org


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Blueprint Bosch D214 Vocational Scholarship

This scholarship funds the completion of certificates in areas like welding, HVAC, plumbing, machining, automotive technology and carpentry through a two-year college. It is the intent of the scholarship that a minimum of one student from each of District 214's six comprehensive high schools will earn the funding. Students must meet the admissions requirement of the college program.  Additional criteria is required in college to maintain funds.


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Brett Robert Jostes Girls in STEM Scholarship

This award, launched by a Prospect High School graduate in memory of a friend, provides $500 annually to a graduating District 214 female senior who plans to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.


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BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1984 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This award, created by the Class of 1984 in memory of classmates lost too young, provides $500 annually to one male and one female Buffalo Grove High School senior with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.0 who plans to pursue college.


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BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1986 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This award, created by the Class of 1986 in memory of classmates lost too young, provides $500 annually to a graduating Buffalo Grove High School senior who demonstrates financial need. They need not be the top in their class; rather, they should show the grit, perseverance and determination to succeed.


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Class of 1990 Legacy Scholarship

This award, created by the Wheeling High School Class of 1990, provides $500 annually to a graduating Wheeling High School senior who has demonstrated involvement in school activities and shown enthusiastic spirit as a Wheeling Wildcat.


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Cherry Nellessen Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts Advancement

This award was launched anonymously in honor of Cherry Nellessen, given her extraordinary involvement in and support of the fine and performing arts at Prospect High School as a former Prospect parent. The award supports private music instruction (vocal and instrumental) for four students a year from Prospect's Marching Knights and Company or Mixed Company show choirs. 


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Jeff Miller Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, created by a Prospect High School family, memorializes the legacy of Jeff Miller, a former athletic boosters president and avid Prospect athletics supporter. It annually awards $1,000 to one graduating female Prospect senior athlete and $1,000 to one graduating male Prospect senior athlete.


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John K. Marquette Endowed Fine Arts Scholarship

This award, established in honor of former John Hersey and Prospect high school teacher, coach and director John K. Marquette, provides $2,000 annually to graduating seniors: $1,000 to a senior from Hersey and $1,000 to a senior from Prospect. Students must demonstrate significant ability and achievement in speech and/or theater and demonstrate the highest character, showing leadership; pride in his/her work; a passion for and love of speech and/or theater; and proven diligence and commitment to reaching their full potential.


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Lauren Graver Scholarship

This fund will provide a minimum of $500 annually to a graduating Prospect senior who intends to pursue a career in journalism. This award is intended for a student who has demonstrated leadership and hard work within the field of journalism at Prospect, and/or specifically with The Prospector. 


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Knight Aquatic Collegiate Scholarship

This gift, launched through a generous contribution from a proud Prospect graduate, awards $2,000 annually to a graduating Prospect senior who was active in aquatics while in high school. The award is renewable for up to three more years, with a total possible scholarship of $8,000 over four years.  


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Maureen Filetti Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one graduating Buffalo Grove High School senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need and plans to pursue a career in advertising, marketing or media. 


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Miriam (Mimi) Cooper Law and Equity Legacy Scholarship

This award, launched to honor longtime Board of Education member and Foundation trustee Miriam (Mimi) Cooper, awards $500 to a graduating female student who plans to pursue a career in the law or criminal justice field and has demonstrated volunteerism while in high school, in line with Cooper's legacy.


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Mount Prospect Women’s Club Success Scholarship

This scholarship awards $1,500 each to two graduating seniors who live in Mount Prospect, regardless of which District 214 high school they attend. It is based in part on school involvement, leadership and community service.  Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be eligible.


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Redefining Ready! Scholarship

This scholarship provides five awards ($2,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for three third-place finishers) to students who tell the world, using a 30-second Twitter video, how they are college, career and life ready beyond a test score. The scholarship is in line with District 214's Redefining Ready! initiative.  Students must have a 2.8 GPA or higher to be eligible.


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Wheeling High School Bombers Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one or more financially in-need Wheeling High School students who are not necessarily academic standouts but do demonstrate the grit, desire and perseverance to succeed in college and careers. Students must be pursuing a postsecondary education at a two- or four-year college or trade school.