Townships of Illinois is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

TOI 2024 Scholarship Application is open

DeKalb Township Seniors are invited to apply for a $2000 scholarship.

To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating Illinois high school senior.
  • Must be applying to attend a university/college located in Illinois. Awards may not be deferred. If you need to change schools after being awarded a scholarship, please contact the TOI office as soon as possible.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois.
  • Must plan to attend a university/college in Illinois as a full time student.
  • Must have a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (student government, club officer, etc.) or a commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community (community service projects, volunteer activities with local service agencies or charitable institutions, etc.)
  • Must submit a 500-word essay on The Role of Township Government in Today’s Society and in the Future that will include information gained from an interview with an elected township official.
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people.
  • Must submit an official high school transcript.
  • Must submit a cover letter and completed application form.
  • Must be mailed no later than March 1, 2024. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.