D211 Post: PHS Booster Announces Club 2019-2020 Scholarships


The PHS Pirate Booster Club is accepting applications for its 46th annual Scholarship Program starting January 13, 2020. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving members of the Palatine High School graduating class of 2020 wishing to further their education. Up to 14 graduating seniors may receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Twelve of these scholarships are named in honor of Fred Zajonc. Mr. Zajonc was a community leader, a village trustee, and long-time member and past president of the Booster Club who worked tirelessly to generate parent and community support of Palatine High School.

The thirteenth scholarship, the “Charlotte M. and Robert C. Donahue Millennium Scholarship” was donated by PHS alumni, Andy and Patrick Donahue, in honor of their parents, the late Charlotte and Robert Donahue.

This year an additional scholarship will be offered by the PHS Graduating Class of 1979. The “Legacy Scholarship” will follow the same selection criteria as the Booster and Millennium scholarships.

Completed applications must be turned in to Marla Morrissey in the main office at PHS by 3:45pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Applicant Requirements

Must be attending a 4-year college/university, 2-year community college or a certified trade/vocational school

Minimum 2.0 GPA. If an applicant has less than a 2.0 average, but has extenuating circumstances, please submit the completed application along with a separate typed statement of explanation.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship committee is looking for students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic excellence, service, and volunteerism at Palatine High School and in the community.

More information and the applications can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/PHSBoosterScholarship2020