ETHS Announces 2023 Senior Scholarships Night Winners
May 11, 2023 4:30pm CT
ETHS seniors Meg Houseworth and Benjamin Levy.
Evanston Township High School (ETHS) held its annual Senior Scholarships Night on May 10, acknowledging students in the Class of 2023 who are scholarship recipients through the ETHS Scholarship program. Meg Houseworth and Benjamin Levy, who were nominated by their fellow ETHS seniors, are the 2023 recipients of the Women for Evanston Youth Award and the Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize.
Each year, senior students are encouraged to apply for ETHS Scholarships for which they may qualify. Two of the scholarships – Women for Evanston Youth Outstanding Senior Award and Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize – are by nomination only.
Women for Evanston Youth Outstanding Senior Award
This award, formerly the North End Mothers’ Club Award, is presented annually to the senior who identifies as female or gender nonconforming, and who ranks first among the members of their class in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, sense of responsibility, capacity for leadership, and distinguished service to school and community. Students must have maintained a 3.5 GPA.
ETHS senior Meg Houseworth distinguishes herself with an exceptional academic record and dedication to social justice. She worked for the Restore Justice Foundation, researching juvenile court cases to advise families of incarcerated people about developments in their family member’s case. She interned at the Evanston History Center, helping create high school lessons on Indigenous history. Through student organizations SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and Emerge, Houseworth used her voice and actions to support disenfranchised populations in the local community.
Oliver Baty Cunningham Memorial Prize
This scholarship is awarded annually to the senior who identifies as male or gender nonconforming, and who ranks first among the members of their class in all-around qualities, including intellectual ability, capacity for leadership, sense of responsibility, and distinguished service to school and community.
ETHS senior Benjamin Levy distinguished himself with highly disciplined work habits and by excelling across multiple Advanced Placement classes. He was a member of the ETHS Water Polo team and a member of SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism). Outside of school, he worked in the community as a lifeguard, beach manager, and an aquatic camp counselor.
Throughout the night, a total of 62 ETHS seniors were honored with scholarships awarded by the ETHS College & Career Services Department.
To learn more about ETHS scholarships, visit the ETHS website.