• The Superintendent’s Scholarship program supports outstanding students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. We ask all community members to please consider donating to this worthy program as we support a new generation of college graduates.

    It’s hard for any student to afford college but the trailblazers who continue their post-secondary education with no such family background truly need to be celebrated and supported. Their families tend to be fiercely dedicated to the promise of higher education but may not have all the necessary resources to support this costly endeavor.

    CEO Sanders awarded $40,000 in scholarships for 40 college-bound graduates from the District’s high schools in 2019. All donors were invited to join Mr. Sanders and the scholarship recipients for an award ceremony in April that also served as a networking event for these bright students.

    These are students like Alden Williams, one of the 30 seniors from U-46 to receive the 2018 Superintendent’s Scholarship. In 2018, Alden graduated from Bartlett High School and will study chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago with hopes of becoming a pharmacist. The scholarship helped cover the cost of Alden's textbook fees and room and board.

    In 2012, Dr. José Torres established the Superintendent’s Scholarship fund through the U-46 Educational Foundation. Since then, more than 220 graduates just like Alden have earned the $1,000 scholarships.

Student Application Form

How to Donate

  • Online: Go to the U-46 Educational Foundation page, then click “Donate” in the left-hand column. It will lead to the PayPal donation page. Where it says “special instructions (if any),” please type in SS 2020 and complete the form. A PayPal account is not necessary to donate as debit and credit cards are also accepted as forms of payment. The Foundation will ensure that your donation goes toward a $1,000 scholarship for one of our winning 2019 graduates.

    By Check: Please mail your checks to U-46 Educational Foundation, 355 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Include “Superintendent’s Scholarship” on the check’s memo line.

    Questions? Call 847-888-5000 ext. 5007 or email superintendentscholarship@u-46.org.

    Thank you. You are helping change lives.