Helen Whalen Scholarship

Presented by the Oak Lawn – Hometown PTA Council

The Oak Lawn-Hometown PTA Council is proud to announce that it will be awarding up to three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships this year.  We welcome your application for the Helen Whalen Higher Education Scholarship Award.  Your signature on this application is evidence that you plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education.  Qualifications for applying for this scholarship are graduating seniors who:

  • Attended an elementary school in District 123 for at least four (4) years, other than kindergarten.
  • Are in the upper 25% of their class
  • Plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education

The six schools in District 123 are:

J. Covington Elementary School                            James M. Hannum Elementary School
Hometown Elementary School                               Kolmar Avenue Elementary School
Carl A. Sward Elementary School                          Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School

The qualifications which the committee considers important in judging the application and selecting the winners are:

  • Desire for higher education
  • High scholastic standing
  • Good character
  • Leadership ability

To download the application, click here.

*Applications mailed must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 18, 2016. (Please note, all elements of this application must be received as a whole).  Applications delivered in person to Mrs. Bulger’s home must arrive before 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016.  Failure to meet any of the criterions will result in immediate disqualification.  You must submit:

  • Completed application (all pages)
  • Typed Student Essay (between 400-600 words)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Principal/Counselor Statement Form (part of application)
  • Student/Parent Signature Sheet (part of application)
  • Wallet-sized graduation photo (will be returned)
  • One self-addressed, stamped envelope

The application and its requirements must be mailed to or dropped off at the address below*

Mrs. Lisa Bulger
Oak Lawn-Hometown PTA Council
Scholarship Chair
10212 S. Kenneth Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453


Lisa Bulger, PTA Council Scholarship Chair
(708) 257-5176