ETHS Scholarships: Financial Need-Based

  • Brillianteen Kemp Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student-1 year):  This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has demonstrated an interest in and passion for pursuing a career in the arts.  The Brillianteen Kemp Scholarship is named for Judy Kemp in recognition of her many years of inspirational leadership to youth in the Brillianteen Program. Student must be a member of the YMCA. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    COE Moms/COE Pops Scholarship – $500 (2 students - 1 year): This award toward tuition costs goes to 2 graduating seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA. In addition, the students must (1) have been admitted and plan to attend any 2-year college or vocational school in Illinois; (2) demonstrate financial need; and (3) be willing to assist 2 hours per week during the school year at Fleetwood-Jourdain. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Rebecca Kranz Crown Award – $5,000 (1 student - renewable for up to 3 years; $5,000 each additional year): This scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and leadership to the ETHS community. Particular consideration is given to students who have made significant improvements in academic work and have economic need for scholarship assistance. The scholarship will be continued for each of the4 years the student remains in good standing (B average) in an institution of higher education. The award was established by Mrs. Crown's three sons, all ETHS graduates. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Katherine Culver Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 (2 students-1 year): Established by Nelson (ETHS Class of 1929) and Ruth M. Culver, this scholarship is given to 2  graduating seniors who identify as female. This student demonstrates intellectual motivation, high academic performance, responsibility, and loyalty to their classmates, school and community. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Kiwanis O. B. Davy Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This award, sponsored by the Kiwanis, is awarded to a senior who has achieved a consistent B average, has interest in pursuing a health science curriculum in college, and has financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Dante Jirard Ellis Quest Scholarship - $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): The scholarship was established by his family and friends to honor the memory of Dante Ellis, ETHS Class of 2000. The recipient must be a graduating senior who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to major in any STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field. This individual must be a leader who has demonstrated a history of giving back, through their involvement in school or community activities that support historically disadvantaged and currently under-represented students for whom there are a shortage of educational opportunities. This student must provide a letter from a school or community sponsor as documentation, and they must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    ETHS Boosters Award – $1,000 (2 students - 1 year): Awards are presented to two seniors who will pursue higher education at a 2-year college, 4-year college, or technical or trade school. The recipients must have a minimum seventh semester 3.0 cumulative GPA, have participated in at least 2 Boosters- supported extracurricular activities during at least three years at ETHS, and can show documented evidence of community service throughout their high school career. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    ETHS Teacher Retiree Scholarship Fund – $1,000 (1 student- renewable for 3 years; $1,000 for years 1-3; $2,000 year 4): This scholarship is established by ETHS retirees to assist graduating seniors to attend college and prepare for a career in education. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need and will continue for each of the four years the student remains in good standing at an institution of higher learning. This is a four-year scholarship, with $1000 awarded years 1-3; $2000 awarded year 4. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    FAAM Gene Bell Memorial Scholarship$1,000 (3 students - 1 year):
    This scholarship is awarded to ETHS students who have participated in FAAM for at least 3+ years. Student participation includes basketball, cheerleading or volunteering for the FAAM organization. Applicants must have demonstrated good citizenship, personal achievement and admirable characteristics (leadership, work ethic, community/ETHS involvement, etc.). The recipient must be accepted to a post-secondary school, college/university, vocational, technical or trade school. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. In addition to the completed application, one letter of reference is required from either a coach or community service supervisor.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Richard A. Giesen Memorial Scholarship – $2,000 (1 student - 1 year):  Persons eligible for the scholarship award will include graduating seniors who have been accepted for admittance by Northwestern University and can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Preference will be given to candidates interested in studying business or finance. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Albert A. Haller Memorial Award – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This award is given to a non-smoking student who has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities. Financial need will be considered in the selection of the recipient. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Dr. Elizabeth HillNorthShore University Health System Professional Staff Scholarship $1,000 (1 student - renewable for 3 years; $1,000 each additional year): This scholarship is given by the professional staff of NorthShore University Health System to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who shows outstanding academic leadership qualities and who is in need of financial help to begin studies toward a  career in one of the health professions. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Florence Keating Award – $1,000 (3 students - renewable for up to 3 years; $1,000 each additional year): This scholarship is awarded to three students with demonstrated financial need, who have high ideals and a democratic spirit of justice, equality, respect and freedom for others. These awards honor a long-time member of the ETHS English Department and are renewable for three subsequent years. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    William and Stella (Levas) Ketter Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - renewable for 3 years; $1,000 each additional year): This scholarship is awarded to a senior based on financial need and academic achievement (3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher). The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Kiwanis Frank Kaminski Public Service Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated community service. Preference will be given to students who will pursue a career in police or fire sciences. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Timothy McGuire Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - renewable for 3 years; $1,000 each additional year): The McGuire family and friends are awarding this scholarship in memory of Timothy McGuire, ETHS class of 1997, and co-captain of the 1996 soccer team. The recipient must be a graduating senior with financial need who has demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Preference will be given to soccer players. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Joseph & Linnie Lee Moragne Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 (2 students - renewable for up to 3 years; $1,000 each additional year): This endowed scholarship is awarded to 2 graduating seniors going on to post high school education. It was established in 1992, in memory of an African-American born couple, Joseph and Linnie Lee Moragne, by their 4 children, Adolph, Rudolph, Joseph Jr, and Lenora. The father, a laborer, and the mother, a domestic, migrated to Evanston in the early 1900s; he from Bourdeaux, South Carolina and she from Charlotte, North Carolina. The applicant must: work a minimum of 30 hours over 4+ weeks for pay in a low-income community; demonstrate excellence in leadership; be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments, hold a 3.0 grade point average or better; and send a handwritten thank-you letter to the Moragne family within 1 week of receiving the scholarship. The funds will be paid directly into the student’s institutional account.

    Negronida Scholarship Fund – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): The Negronida Scholarship Fund is created in loving memory of Robert Negronida – coach, teacher, guidance counselor, and college counselor at Evanston Township High School for more than twenty years. The scholarship is offered each year as a one-time gift of $1,000 to a graduating senior to assist with post-high school education or career training. Preference shall be given to students with financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Rotary Club of Evanston Grant – $1,500 (1 student - 1 year): This award is given to a student who plans to pursue a profession that does not require a 4-year accredited college degree. This award is for the pursuit of a certificate, diploma, associate degree, license, or equivalent achievement from an accredited post-secondary institution. The recipient must have at least a C or above grade point average and is also selected because of career interest, personal characteristics, and financial need. Recipient is required to attend a Rotary Club meeting. The grant will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    The Renee Marie Sanders Memorial Scholarship – $500 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship is given to a senior female athlete who demonstrates loyalty, determination, courage, strong character and dedication to excellence in both academics and athletics with an unselfish nature.The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient. 

    Dr. Robert E. Storm Education Scholarship - $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, is awarded to a graduating senior who will pursue higher education at a 2-year or 4-year college with plans to study in the field of education, can demonstrate financial need and is passionate about community involvement. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Teachers’ Council Teaching Career Scholarship – $500 (1 student -  renewable for 3 years; $500 each additional year): This scholarship is granted by the ETHS Teachers' Council to a graduating senior who qualifies on the basis of intention to teach, scholastic achievement, personality, and financial need. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Rose and Andy Thomas Scholarship – $1,500 (1 student – 1 year): This scholarship is given to a senior who plans to pursue a college degree or other accredited program (certificate, license, diploma) at a 2- or 4-year college or accredited institution of higher education. The student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and will be selected based on personal characteristics, financial need, is a first or second generation resident of the United States, and has an interest in international study (including World Languages) or travel, and/or multicultural awareness. The student will have been active in community service and extracurricular activities. This scholarship is supported by the Rose and Andy Thomas Scholarship Fund of the Evanston Community Foundation. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    The WCE / Linda Wade Community Service Award (The Woman's Club of Evanston Charitable Foundation) – $1,000 (2 students - 1 year): This is awarded to graduating students who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community through volunteer activities. Documentation of community service must be submitted with the scholarship application. The award will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Sandra Stern Wolf Memorial Scholarship – $5,000 (1 student – renewable for 3 years; $5,000 each additional year): This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who displays a special sense of curiosity. (Preference will be given to applicants who identify as female.) The award will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Paula Wosk-Bhimani Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship is established in memory of Paula Wosk-Bhimani, ETHS Class of 1964, by her parents. The recipient must be a graduating senior who plans to attend college, has a B average and demonstrated financial need, is interested in reading and writing, and is active in protecting the environment or promoting international understanding. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Wyn Academic Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend a college or certified technical school. It is awarded annually to a student with financial need who has demonstrated academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA). The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.