Scholarship Applications Now Available at Orland Township

Applications for the 2013 Orland Township Scholarship Program are now available at the township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, or by clicking on the attached PDF.

Unanimously approved upon by Scholarship Foundation President Paul O’Grady and the Board of Directors, 22 scholarships totaling $16, 500 will be awarded to members of the class of 2013: one $2,000 scholarship, eight $1,000 scholarships and 13 $500 scholarships.

“As the price of a college education continues to rise, we are pleased to offer this financial opportunity to a new group of local scholars,” said O’Grady. “Each year we recognize individual students who put forth the maximum amount of effort towards their high school careers.”

The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation will select and award scholarship recipients based on a combination of the applicant’s leadership skills, dedication to community service, academic focus, participation in extracurricular activities, recommendations from school representatives, references from volunteer supervisors or employers, an assigned essay question response and any other pertinent information requested within the application. Students faced with hardships will be given strong consideration.

Select eligibility requirements include the following: applicants must reside within the boundaries of Orland Township, applicants must be graduating high school seniors and award winners must enroll as full-time students at a college, university, trade or vocational school. Additional criteria may be obtained within the application.

Scholarship applications completed in their entirety must be delivered to Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462, by Friday, March 1, 2013. Orland Township is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An additional scholarship opportunity is also available at Orland Township: applications for the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship are available at www.toi.org or at the Orland Township office. Applications are also due by Friday, March 1, 2013 and should be mailed to Township Officials of Illinois, Attn.: Scholarship Committee, 3217 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62702.

For additional information, please call (708) 403-4222.