Last year, the Scholarship Committee and all the Trustees of the Des Plaines Community Foundation unanimously voted to change the Scholarship Program. They voted to:

  • Change the name of all the scholarships to the Sadie Rose Argus Scholarships
  • Eliminate the Sadie Rose Argus Leadership Award
  • To now offer 4 traditional and 1 vocational scholarships, all named Sadie Rose Argus Scholarships in memory of Maine West student who donated over six years of service.

Des Plaines Community Foundation Sadie Rose Argus Scholarship Program

Five scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded, four traditional college/university education and one vocational/trade scholarship for graduating High School seniors.

College/University Scholarships:

  • Must be a resident of Des Plaines, IL.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • High school seniors applying to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college, university, to be eligible (minimum 12 credit hours per semester; graduate programs do not qualify).

Required Paperwork:

  • Completed College or University scholarship program application.
  • A statement of personal goals (100 words maximum).
  • An essay on how you have participated in community service and or work to support you and your family detailing how this commitment has prepared you for your future (500 words maximum).
  • Copy of your most recent High School transcript that includes your cumulative GPA.

Vocational/Trade Scholarship:

  • Must be a resident of Des Plaines, IL
  • No minimum GPA requirement but you must be graduating in good standing from high school.
  • High school seniors applying to or enrolled in a Vocational/Trade school or currently working in or as an apprentice in your chosen trade, to be eligible

Required Paperwork:

  • Completed Vocational or Trade scholarship program application.
  • A statement of personal goals including why you chose and what vocation or trade you are training or apprenticing for (100 words maximum).
  • An essay on how you have participated in community service and or work to support you and your family detailing how this commitment has prepared you for your future (500 words maximum)

Applications and required paperwork must be received by March 31, 2021, Applications received after March 31, 2021 will not be considered

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Foundation employees, board members, scholarship committee members, and their family members are not eligible.

Missing required paperwork will automatically disqualify your submission from the review process. Do not send any additional documentation beyond the required documentation listed above, it will not be considered in the review process. Applications and required paperwork can be mailed or emailed.

Mail:

Des Plaines Community Foundation
1420 Miner St. Room 502A
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Attn: Scholarship Program

Email:

application, essay, goal statement and transcript to DPCFScholarship@gmail.com. Please include all documentation in one email.

Download the 2021 Scholarship, Cover Letter and Guidelines Below:

Scholarship Application 2021

Scholarship Cover Letter

Scholarship Guide Lines

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