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Scholarships

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Scholarships are available each year through the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Foundation to all high school seniors or college students who attend Crystal Lake Community School District 155, Marian Central Catholic High School, or McHenry County College.

Would you like to show your support to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Foundation's mission of assisting present and future business leaders by providing financial and educational resources to support the Chamber and strengthen the area’s business community? Sponsoring Foundation scholarships are a great way to show your dedication to the Crystal Lake community!

Having your company sponsor a scholarship allows students/parents to be exposed to your business supplying the scholarship. Includes an option for you or a representative to come to the student's Honors Night to present the scholarship with the Chamber Foundation in May. In addition, the foundation will invite the student to the Luncheon, providing an option to attend and sit with the student, hearing about their story and educational plans. Our 10 Annual GEM Luncheon event is on April 20, 2023, from 11am-1pm at Boulder Ridge CC. So Mark your calendars, and plan on purchasing your tickets to attend.

We hope you will donate to a general foundation scholarship or sponsor your company sponsorship 2022-2023 to the Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program for high school students. As the Chamber Foundation, we are a 501 (c) 3 organization. Nick Kubiak handles the donations and the donation paperwork.

Would you like additional information on scholarships? We would love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@clchamber.com.

Bob Blazier Scholarship for Leadership

Created in May of 2013 and named in recognition of Bob Blazier who has been a leader for the Crystal Lake Chamber and in the community since the early 1960’s. 

Bob Blazier Scholarship for Leadership recipients are awarded $1000. This scholarship is available each year to all high school seniors or college students who attend Crystal Lake Community School District 155, Marian Central Catholic High School, or McHenry County College and have demonstrated strong leadership characteristics.

Baxter & Woodman (Civil Engineering) Scholarship

The Baxter & Woodman Engineering Scholarship was created in 2020 to help provide financial support to applicants pursuing a civil engineering degree.

There are two $1,000 scholarships available each year to all high school seniors or college students who attend Crystal Lake Community School District 155, Marian Central Catholic High School, or McHenry County College and are majoring in Civil Engineering.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Healthcare Careers Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to students already enrolled or looking to enroll into programs with careers in the Healthcare industry. Advocate Scholarship was created to support students' education as future health care workers assist in fulfilling the mission of Chamber Foundations'. To provide funds, education, resources, and training that inspires, connects, and promotes new community, leadership, and commerce opportunities.

Leaders in Action Scholarship (Closed for 2022)

For over 40 years, Leaders in Action has offered business professionals a credible space to explore new concepts and gain necessary skills. This 9-week course is speaker-led with breakout sessions where they can engage and discuss concepts with their peers.

 

Major GEM Donors

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