District 210 students earn over $1.7 million in scholarships
Friday, May 11, 2018

District 210 Scholarship Nights kicked off on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Lincoln-Way Central, followed by Lincoln-Way West on Tuesday, May 8 and wrapped up with Lincoln-Way East on Wednesday, May 9. Between all three schools, 389 graduating seniors were awarded $1,737,995.

Local community businesses, individuals and families, organizations and foundations presented scholarships to graduating students in each school’s auditorium, where family members, staff and friends congratulated each recipient with cheers and applause.
Members of the Lincoln-Way community donated over $300,000 in scholarships.

Lincoln-Way Central College Counselor Janet Reis says, "Senior Scholarship Night is a fantastic example of how our amazing community supports the goals and aspirations of our students. It is an evening that changes lives both for the recipients and the families and organizations that provide the scholarships."

Among the awards at each ceremony, memorial scholarships were given to students in memory of community members’ loved ones. Local businesses and nonprofits showed their support by offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have shown interest or talent in a specific area of study, activity or sport.

College Counselor Tim Daly says, "At Lincoln-Way West, we are so proud to showcase some of our most talented students, and the generosity of our community is amazing!"

Three military scholarships and four Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships, totaling $1,436,000, were awarded throughout the events.

• Jared Bachman from Lincoln-Way Central earned an Air Force Academy appointment, valued at $416,000.
• Trevor Horn of Lincoln-Way East earned a United States Naval Academy appointment, valued at $400,000.
• Lauren Hunter at Lincoln-Way East earned a United States Merchant Marine Academy appointment, valued at $220,000.
• Chick Evans Scholarships for Caddies were awarded to four Lincoln-Way East Students: Hannah Hill who will attend Purdue University, Timothy Magee who will attend University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Connor Noonen who will attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Daniel Smith who will attend University of Missouri-Columbia. Each scholarship is valued at $25,000 per year, or $100,000 for four years.

Lincoln-Way East Counselor Lynne Jurges says, “We are so appreciative of the organizations for their time, effort and support in making this evening possible. Their scholarships can be life changing for our students. We are thrilled they believe in our students and find them worthy to represent their organizations.”