Dear Hillside Class of 2014 Graduate:
The Hillside Education Association and the Hillside District 93 Board of Education have together taken an important step toward opening more doors for our students, through the creation of a college scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving Hillside School graduate who is completing high school and preparing for college. The purpose is to “pay it forward” and honor a student who has set goals which we have hopefully helped to shape, and also let our current students know that an 8th grade graduation is not an end, but only a beginning. A $600 annual scholarship has been made available through matching contributions from the HEA and the Board. Together we believe that the best way to express our hope for the future of education is to create an on-going legacy of learning for the children we serve.
This scholarship will be awarded this spring to a 2014 Hillside School graduate who is enrolling in a college, university, or trade school, and meets the other requirements outlined in the available application, including having attended Hillside School for at least four years. The recipient will be selected following submission of a completed application and essay, and will be recognized at the Hillside School graduation.
The application form is available in your high school guidance office, the Hillside SchoolDistrict 93 website or you can complete an online application at https://goo.gl/forms/kcrc5JFQi6aUHHjM2.
The deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is Monday, May 7, 2018, and the award will be announced before the end of May and presented at our 8th grade graduation ceremony on June 4, 2018.
We believe that this opportunity will not only recognize a deserving graduate of Hillside School, but also demonstrate to our current students that our teachers and school district are continuing to make education a priority for them, even after they have left our classrooms.