ETHS Scholarships: No Financial Need

  • All seniors may apply for any scholarship in this category.

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

    Class of 1954 50th Reunion Scholarship – $1,000 (2 students - 1 male and 1 female - 1 year): This scholarship is awarded to 2 graduating seniors for post-secondary education. The recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, character, and contributions to the school and/or community. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    ETHS Alumni Association Scholarship – $1,000 (5 students –1 year): This scholarship is awarded annually to five graduating seniors for post-secondary education. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student’s character and contributions to the school and/or community. The awardees should reflect the racially diverse ETHS student population. This scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account

    ETHS Boosters Scholarship – $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 scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Margaret Gunn Scholarship – $5,000 (4 students - renewable for up to 3 years;  $5,000 each additional year): This award will be granted for 4 graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited nursing school or college and pursue studies in any of the following health care-related fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency medical services, sports medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, nursing, or pre-med. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years. Financial need may be considered in the event of equally qualified candidates.The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    Jannette E. Lee Memorial Award – $1,000 (3 students - 1 year): Established by a long-time employee of ETHS, these grants are awarded to students who have been consistent, supportive members of academic and extracurricular organizations in addition to maintaining a strong academic record. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Lions Club Scholarship – $1,500 (1 student - 1 year): This scholarship is presented to a visually- or hearing-impaired graduating senior who plans to continue their education. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    The Student Council Leadership Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student -1 year): This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated strong involvement, leadership and/or time to improve or benefit the student body, or school as a whole (i.e., Student Council or Student Union). Recommendation is required from a sponsor, coach, teacher, or significant person involved in the student’s activities. This scholarship will be paid directly to the institution for the recipient’s account.

    The Dr. Jeffrey Taggart ETHS College Fund – $1,000 (3 students - 1 year): In 2005, the District 202 Board of Education renamed this fund to recognize Dr. Taggart’s commitment to students and ETHS and his exemplary performance on behalf of the entire ETHS school community. The criteria used to choose scholarship recipients include: applicants must have taken increasingly challenging course work and have demonstrated increased measures of academic performance over their high school careers. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

    Norman W. Thomas, Jr. Scholarship – $1,000 (1 student – 1 year): This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to attend college or technical school. It is given to a graduating senior who has attended ETHS for 4 years and who meets the following criteria: (1) has shown significant improvement in both GPA and attitude since freshman year, (2) has overcome some personal hardship, and (3) has a minimum 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is supported by the Norman W. Thomas, Jr. Scholarship Fund of the Evanston Community Foundation. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.