Helen Whalen Scholarship

The Oak Lawn-Hometown PTA District Council is proud to announce that it will be awarding three (3) $1,250.00 scholarships this year for the 2020 graduates.  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 or Trade school.  Qualifications for applying for this scholarship are graduating seniors who:

  • Is a graduating high school senior

  • Ranks in the upper 50% of their graduating class at the end of the first semester of senior year

  • Plans to attend a community college, university or trade school

  • Has attended at least four school years in District 123

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:

  • The desire for higher education
  • High scholastic standing
  • Good character
  • Leadership ability

To download the application

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*To apply for this scholarship, send the completed, required pages to the address below.  All components of this scholarship must be sent in together, including transcripts, with ACT or SAT scores, and postmarked no later than Friday, April 17, 2020.



You must submit:

  • Completed application (all pages)
  • Typed Student Essay
  • Official high school transcript with official ACT or SAT score report
  • Principal/Counselor Statement Form (part of application)
  • Student/Parent Signature Sheet (part of application)

The application and its requirements must be mailed to the address below*

                                  *Oak Lawn-Hometown PTA District Council Scholarship

4201 West 93rd Street
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453