Scholarships

A.C.E

The A.C.E Award recognizes a student who lives with the Warren District who despite severe person or family challenges in their life, has overcome them and successfully earned their high school diploma.  There is no application for the student to complete.  Students are chosen by the principal/teachers/counselors of their respective schools.  The recognized graduated senior is awards a $2,000 scholarship.

Youth of the Month

The Youth of the Month Award recognizes a graduating senior who lives within the Warren District for their academic, athletic, extracurricular and community services activities.  The student receives a $400 scholarship.

Youth of the Year

The Youth of the Year Award recognizes a graduating senior who lives within the Warren District for their academic, athletic, extracurricular and community services activities.  The student receives a $2,000  scholarship.

Verna Rocheleau Scholarship

The Exchange Club of Gurnee awards the Verna Rocheleau Scholarship every year to a graduating senior who displays a great commitment to their academic achievement, a commitment to society through community service, participation in school activities, and is a graduate of Gurnee District 56.  Named in honor of a beloved, long time educator from Gurnee District 56, this financial award is presented to a graduating senior who has given back to their community while exhibiting a strong academic performance.  This student receives a $2,000 scholarship.

Souza Scholarship

Qualifications

Awarded to one graduating Warren senior planning to attend an accredited four year college or university.  An essay is required.

Essay information and topic

Bill Souza was an employee of Warren Township High School for many years and was known as "Mr. Blue Devil" because he had been active in the sports and other after school activities as Warren. He was committed to youth activities and the youth of Warren.  He was also very active with the Noon Exchange Club and was honored as our "Book of Golden Deeds" recipient in the mid-1980s.  He was also known by many in Gurnee as "Mr. Exchange."

We would like you to write an essay concerning "what the youth of Gurnee could do for their school and community.  We would like it to be at least 200 typewritten words.  If your essay continues to additional pages, make sure to add your student ID at the top of each page.  This student receives a $2,000 scholarship.

Swanson Scholarship

Awarded to one graduating Warren senior planning to attend an accredited four year college or university.  An essay is required.

Essay information & Topic

Howard Swanson was a very active member of the Gurnee Noon Exchange Club.  In addition  to his legal practice in Waukegan, he was also the Village of Gurnee attorney.

One of the main reasons that members join the Exchange Club is to make a difference in their community and to "give back."  Please write an essay concerning "how I can give back and make a difference in my world."  We would like it to be at least 200 typewritten words.  This student received a $2,000 scholarship.





Swanson Scholarship


Applications are available from local high school guidance offices.