The Des Plaines Community Foundation is donating four $1,500 scholarships to local college students from Oakton Community College and Harper College. The Foundation will be giving three $1,500 scholarships to Des Plaines-based Oakton Community College Educational Foundation and another $1,500 to Harper College in Palatine.
“We believe that helping our young adults obtain a college education is an investment, not only in the future of our youth, but also in the future of Des Plaines,” said Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Des Plaines Community Foundation.
“Des Plaines is Oakton’s home base,” said Carlee Drummer, Ph.D., executive director of the Education Foundation. “This generous gift from the Des Plaines Community Foundation is especially gratifying because it comes from our own community—an important source of support. The scholarships will help bring a college degree within reach of the students who need it most.”
Eligible students must be accepted and enrolled full time at Oakton, demonstrate financial need, and provide evidence of community service or work experiences while attending high school or college. Interested applicants should contact Oakton Community College’s office of student financial assistance at 847-635-2624.
The mission of the Des Plaines Community Foundation is to improve the lives of those who live and work in Des Plaines.
The Foundation raises funds to identify, link and mobilize assets to support the service programs of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership Programs whose activities improve the lives of those that live and work in Des Plaines.
Some of the programs include: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Committee; Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Program Committee; Intergenerational Program Committee, and Seasons of Service Program Committee.
The Foundation has no paid employees and is 100-percent volunteer. Foundation is a 501c3 organization and funds are obtained from individuals, businesses, and corporate tax-deductable contributions as well as from other foundations.
For more information on the Des Plaines Community Foundation or to donate, call Rosemary Argus at 847-297-4932.