Congratulations to the 20 District 86 students, from grades 4-8, who received $1,000 college scholarships last night at the 1st annual Joliet Region Education Scholarship Banquet. Students were nominated by a teacher to fill out an application and submit an essay. Students had to have a grade point average of 3.75 or above and demonstrate service to their community to be considered for the award.
“The scholarships are a great incentive for our students to continue to work hard at school and plan for the future. It is never too early to stress to our students the importance of attending college and setting goals.” said Joliet Public Schools District 86 Superintendent Charles Coleman.
The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage and motivate student college attendance through recognition and financial reward for academic performance and community service benefitting students in the Joliet area. Thirty four scholarships were awarded to Joliet area students.