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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.

 

What's Needed to Apply?

  • 4 Essay Question Responses
    • Describe how an awarded scholarship would be helpful to you.
    • What obstacles or challenges have you faced?
    • Describe your leadership activities and community service participation.
    • Where do you picture yourself after being in your career for five years and what impact will you have on your community?
  • Updated Resume
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of High School Transcripts
  • College/University Acceptance Letter

Bob Blazier Scholarship for Leadership (Closed for 2021)

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 $500. 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 are pursuing a major in education.

Mark A. Elmore Architect Scholarship (Closed for 2021)

Created in May of 2012 and named in recognition of Mark Elmore, a local architect, who has been a leader for the Crystal Lake Chamber and prior to that provided similar leadership for the Crystal Lake Jaycees.  Mark has always viewed his community service and professional life with the attitude best described as “What needs to be done and what do you need me to do to make it happen?” Mark is an individual who has always put “service before self."

Mark A. Elmore Architecture Scholarship recipients are awarded $500. 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 are pursuing a four-year architectural degree.

Baxter & Woodman (Civil Engineering) Scholarship (Closed for 2021)

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.

Leaders in Action Scholarship (Closed for 2021)

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.

 

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