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D211 Post: High School District 211 announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2020

             Officials from National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Among them were 36 students from across Township High School District 211.              Students who were named as part of the announcement will continue in a competition for approximately 7,600 scholarships totaling more than $31 million.  District 211 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists are: From William Fremd High School, Ishika Awachat, Ella J. Burns, ...

D211 Post: Time to Start Applying for College Scholarships

            As the second semester is underway, seniors should start filling out scholarships in preparation for college.  The District 211 Foundation offers a variety of scholarships from students which range from school specific to District wide.             Scholarships offered by the District 211 foundation are available to graduating seniors across the District.  While most applications are due by mid-March, students are encouraged to check the foundation’s website (www.d211foundation.org/scholarships) for full details ...

D211 Post: PALATINE CHAMBER’S WOMEN IN BUSINESS ADVISORY FORUM AWARDS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS

For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Business Advisory Forum (WIBAF), a networking group of the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, offered a scholarship program to young women in the Palatine community. The WIBAF Scholarship Committee had planned to award two $1,000 scholarships, but due to successful fundraising in 2017, three scholarships were awarded in May 2018 to senior female students at Palatine and Fremd High Schools. This year’s recipients are Megan Dowd, Brittany Padden, and Katherine Wu. The WIBAF scholarship provides non-renewable awards to be used for college tuition, fees, books, or supplies. To be eligible for the ...

D211 Post: 5 District 211 Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

           Five students from throughout Township High School District 211 were among the nearly 1,000 students nation wide who received the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.  The announcement came as part of the first list of the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarships which was published April 18.           This year's recipients are:           Kashif Javid, a senior at William Fremd High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Motorola            Scholarship.  Javid is considering pursuing ...

D211 Post:D211 Foundation Offers Multiple Scholarships

             The Township High School District 211 Foundation currently has more than 40 scholarships available to graduating seniors.  These scholarships total nearly $64,000 available to assist graduates in their college endeavors.              “College is a large expense for families and we have many generous donors that are passionate about giving back to the community and honoring loved ones through scholarships,” said foundation member Kris Bratkiv.             Bratkiv said that ...

Schaumburg High School Athlete Caroline Kurdej Surprised At School With $20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Award

When a Schaumburg High School athlete thought she was called to the office to sign NCAA paperwork for her upcoming semester at DePaul University, she was greeted with a much bigger surprise. Caroline Kurdej, a SHS senior and cross country and track athlete, was one of 20 total students in the country to receive the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Award.  Representatives from Foot Locker surprised her on April 27 and awarded her $20,000 for her athletic and academic achievements. Team members, classmates, SHS staff, and family cheered her on as she accepted her scholarship. “The application started with an online form and after I submitted ...

Excel Beyond 211 Scholarship Program Seeks Help for College Ready Students

District 211 has a large population of academically talented students from first-generation, or low-income families. These students are college ready and looking for ways to increase their college successes and completions. However, many of these students are the first in their families to go to college, and finances are often the only issue standing in their way. To help these students, the scholarship program Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars helps selected District 211 graduates in their efforts to become successful college students. Excel Beyond 211 is an all-volunteer program, with a Board of Directors consisting of community members, and ...