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The Indian Prairie Parents' Council administers its own scholarship program while simultaneously supporting the scholarship program of Illinois PTA.

Indian Prairie Parents' Council Scholarship Program

Illinois PTA Scholarship Program


Indian Prairie Parents' Council Scholarship Program

The Indian Prairie Parents Council Scholarship Program is administered by the IPPC Scholarship Committee and high school guidance departments.  The program is funded by donations from local PTA and PTSA units in District 204.  The number of scholarships and monetary amounts vary from year to year. 

IPPC awards the Dr. Thomas G. Scullen Scholarship to a senior at Neuqua Valley and the Dr. Gail McKinzie Scholarship to a senior at Waubonsie Valley who expects to major in the field of education.  In addition, a minimum of two additional scholarships will be awarded to students at each high school.  In recent years, the Scullen and McKinzie Scholarships have been $1,000 each while additional scholarships have been $500 each.


How and when can a student apply?  Seniors apply on a common application available from each high school guidance office in early February.  Completed applications are due in March.


Who is eligible? Any current senior enrolled in a District 204 high school is eligible to apply.  Seniors attending the Frontier Campus or Indian Plains are also eligible to apply through their home high school.


Is there a minimum grade point average?  No.  Any student may apply for an IPPC Scholarship.


What is needed to apply?  Four items are required: 1) a completed application, 2) a written 500 word or less statement answering one of four questions in the application, 3) two signed letters of recommendation (one of which must come from a high school certified staff member), and 4) an official, seventh semester transcript.


What are the criteria for selection?  The IPPC Scholarship Committee reviews all applications on the basis of the student statement, scholastic ability, leadership, letters of recommendation, and extra-curricular activities and/or work experience.


Is financial need a consideration?  No.


When are awards announced?  May.  Waubonsie Valley winners are announced during the Green & Gold Senior Awards Ceremony.  Neuqua Valley winners are announced during the Senior Awards Assembly.


How is the scholarship paid?  The scholarship is paid to the accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school at which the student is enrolled in the fall following the award announcement.  Proof of enrollment is required and payment must be made by September 30.


Is the scholarship renewable or deferrable?  No.  An IPPC scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable or deferrable.  Payment must be made by September 30.



Illinois PTA Scholarship Program


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