D46 Education Foundation Awards Seven Scholarships to Science Olympiads
The CCSD 46 Education Foundation has awarded $225 merit scholarships to seven students attending Park Campus, Frederick School, and Grayslake Middle School.
Recipients submitted essays expressing their interest in the sciences as well as a desire to be a part of a team and develop a stronger sense of self confidence. Others stated a desire to help their parents manage expenses by applying for the scholarship.
Scholarship applications were reviewed by a committee that included local business leaders in addition to Foundation Directors.
Gabe Nalley, Senior Manager at FedEx Ground and Chic Martin of Chic Martin Signature Homes graciously volunteered their time on a Saturday morning to review applications. They were joined by Matt Hansen, Foundation Director and Oncology Scientist at Abbott Labs, Tom Meskel, Foundation Treasurer, and Bill Kornit, Foundation Vice President.
The D46 Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich and enhance the educational experience offered to all D46 students. The Board’s vision is to provide resources that will assist the district with providing the students of D46 access to a world-class education. They are dedicated to ensuring the education of the children of D46 is commensurate with the workforce demands of the 21st century global economy.
Science Olympiad is a science competition providing rigorous standard based challenges to 6400 teams in 50 states. Its mission as a NPO is “improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.” More information available at www.soinc.org.