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The Village of Park Forest Scholarship in collaboration with the Park Forest Youth Commission helps provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors. Recipients of the Park Forest Scholarship demonstrate strong academic ability and a high level of character.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Must be a Park Forest resident
Must be a graduating high school senior
Must be able to illustrate your educational and career goals
Must submit only one application
Park Forest Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A. of 2.75
Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A of 3.75
Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship: No minimum G.P.A.
Park Forest will award two Park Forest Scholarships in the amount of $500 to high school seniors with a G.P.A. of at least 2.75.
Park Forest will award one Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior with a high school G.P.A of at least 3.75.
The Park Forest Youth Commission will award one Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship in the amount of $500 to a high school senior.
*Applicants do not need to specify which award they are applying for.
The selection process takes into consideration academic performance, activities and involvement outside of the classroom, need, as well as academic improvement.
Deadline is May 31, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Disbursement of Awards
Unless requested to be applied towards a different term, funds will be paid directly to the educational institution of each respective award recipient during the first term. Should a student request to have funds applied to a different term during the first year of coursework, scholarship dollars must be applied to the student’s account no later than May 31, 2020 or the dollars are forfeited. Students will not receive cash.
How to Apply
Download the application here or pick-up an application in the Village Manager's Office (on the second floor) at Village Hall. Please note that no electronic submissions will be accepted.