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 Specialist, at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 to one Buffalo Grove High School senior with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.0 who plans to pursue college.
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.
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.
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.
Rishi Ganti Scholar
Challenge yourself in college-level academics. Meet new friends from around the world. Strengthen your college application. And, build important life skills that can make your future college experience a success.
Harvard Summer School offers two different programs that both offer a transformative introduction to college life.
See the criteria below:
- A current WHS Junior who has taken the PSAT
- Who applies to Harvard Summer School, and
- Gets a financial aid letter from HSS with some amount of need-based aid.
For more information visit; https://www.summer.harvard.edu/high-school-programs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mount Prospect Women’s Club Success Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,500 to one graduating senior who lives 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.
Eric Duffell World Language Scholarship
Established in memory of Eric Duffell, a PHS graduate and lover of world language, who passed away suddenly after college graduation in a tragic accident in Prague, Czech Republic. This scholarship is awarded to two Prospect High School graduating seniors who have 4 years of participation in the same world language, earn a minimum of a “B” average in the language, participates in the language beyond the classroom, shows evidence of how the study of the language enriched the student’s life and high school experience
Peter Gallanis Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Prospect High School senior who continues their interest and love of the printed word. Students must be pursuing an English Major.
Renata Smulkstys Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Renata Smulksty, a PHS student who passed away before her senior year. This scholarship will be award to two Prospect High School seniors who are self-motivated, diligent, and enthusiastic students. The applicant must show integrity and great concern for others.
John Wollenburg Scholarship
The John Wollenburg Scholarship was established in memory of John Wollenburg, a business education teacher and a coach. This scholarship is awarded to a Prospect High School senior who promotes school spirit, demonstrates continual improvement throughout his or her high school career, and displays a zest for life, quest for knowledge, and compassion for his or her fellow students.
The Bob And Mae Zimmanck Servant’s Heart Scholarship
Established in 2012 by the Zimmanck’s five children who all attended Prospect High School. The scholarship is in memory of their parents. Bob served almost 24 years on the District 214 School Board and 15 years on the NSSEO School Board. Mae served tirelessly for many years promoting the needs of citizens with disabilities. The Servant’s Heart Scholarship is given Prospect High School seniors to honor those who serve and put the needs of others before themselves. Students must be service-oriented senior students who put others before themselves and who have a strong record of volunteering in the community.
Michael J. Keane Scholarship
The Michael J. Keane Scholarship was established in memory of Michael J. Keane, a prospect graduate and star Air Force test pilot killed in the line of duty. Applicants must exhibit strong athletic ability, strong leadership qualities, and a strong academic profile. The applicants of this scholarship are nominated by a coach, teacher, fellow student, or self-nominated. This scholarship is awarded to one senior male and one senior female who attend Prospect High School.
Michael Korcek Scholarship
This scholarship established in Memory of Michael Korcek, is presented annually to Prospect High School’s outstanding senior mathematics students. This scholarship will be awarded to the Senior Mathematics Award Winner.
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.
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.
Chicago Covenant Presbyterian Church - Follow Your Dream Scholarship
This scholarship is to celebrate success of a foreign student despite challenges from a new language and new culture. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Wheeling High School, who previously was in ESL classes (English as a Second Language) and will continue their journey at a college.
Chicago Covenant Presbyterian Church - Bright Start Scholarship
This award recognizes a senior at Wheeling High School with outstanding community service work and excellent academic achievement. The student must have a 3.25 or higher GPA and demonstrate outstanding community service work and excellent academic achievement.
First Korean United Methodist Church Scholarship
In this spirit of service that the congregation has chosen to award this scholarship to a senior at Wheeling High School who has excelled in co-curricular activities, service and academic endeavors.
Debbie And Mark Steinman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Wheeling High School senior who take strides to help those in need, which is a high priority for the Steinman’s and thus they serve as an example for all our students here today.
Susan And Don Tantillo Education Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Wheeling High School senior who will pursue a profession within the Education field, specifically as an Educator.
Wheeling Firefighters Fran Gambro Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of longtime Wheeling firefighter Fran Gambro. This awarded to a Wheeling High School senior in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to the betterment of their school and the community at large.
Wheeling Rotary Club Scholarship
The Rotary Club serves as a role model to students because of their strong commitment to the betterment of the local community. This scholarship is award to Wheeling High School seniors who exemplify outstanding citizenship, service to the community, integrity, and exemplary academic achievement.
Richard Rosen Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Wheeling High School senior who will attend Harper College and study a field related to education, health careers, business, or engineering. The student must demonstrate a strong commitment for learning, have specific career plans, and are outstanding communicators.
Jenny Anzalone College Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Rolling Meadows High School senior who has been accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Applicants must express a strong desire to continue his/her education and hold at least a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. The student must demonstrate some financial need and demonstrate attitudes of hard work, commitment, and a love for others.
Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship
The Gene Haas Foundation Manufacturing Scholarship is awarded to Rolling Meadows High School seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the Manufacturing Engineering pathway and are pursuing an engineering degree or training program. Students must be enrolled in either Manufacturing or Engineering courses for multiple years that directly support the mission of the Gene Haas Foundation. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. This scholarship will be awarded to students with intentions in pursuing a career in a Manufacturing or Engineering. Students with participation in an afterschool club, related activity or internship in Manufacturing or Engineering is also considered.
Al Weber / Bill T. Anderson College Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Rolling Meadows High School or alternative school program who has been accepted to an accredited technical school, junior college, or vocational school. The applicant must express a strong desire to continue his/her education and hold at least a 2.0 or higher GPA. Students must demonstrate attitudes of hard work, commitment to task, and compassion for others.
Roland J. Meyer Scholarship
The Roland J. Meyer Scholarship was established by his children to honor the memory of their father who served the City of Rolling Meadows and its residents from 1958 through 1982. He was Mayor of Rolling Meadows from 1967 to 1979. As Mayor, he was instrumental in garnering city council and community wide support that led to the passing of the referendum to build this school, and to ensure it was named Rolling Meadows High School.
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Rolling Meadows High School who has been accepted to an accredited technical school, community college, trade or vocational school, or 4-year College/University. The applicant must express a strong desire to pursue a higher education and Be involved in community outreach activities and have demonstrated leadership skills and qualities as part of the community outreach. Students must express an interest in Political Science, business law, government, and/or preserving the environment for future generations.