• No Cook Nights to benefit the Superintendent's Scholarship

    • Tues., Sept. 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Chick-fil-A on Randall Road in Elgin
    • Tues., Oct. 19 - Culver's on McLean (near Big Timber) in Elgin
    • Tues., Nov. 2 - McDonalds on Larkin Avenue in Elgin

    Click here for more information. 

  • 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.

    Superintendent Sanders awarded $20,000 in scholarships for 20 college-bound graduates from the District’s high schools in 2020.  Mr. Sanders and the scholarship recipients met online in April for a virtual networking event to honor these bright students.

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

How to Apply

  • U-46 Seniors, click here to apply.

    Applicant criteria:

    • Currently a senior in U-46;
    • First-generation college student, neither of your parents graduated from a trade school or a two or four-year college or university;
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA.

    To apply, you will need to:

    • Complete the application,
    • Write an essay (details in application),
    • Submit a copy of your FAFSA application,
    • Obtain one letter of recommendation from an adult (link to submit the letter in application).

How to Donate

  • The U-46 Educational Foundation offers many great incentives for individuals and businesses looking to financially support the Superintendent's Scholarship!

    Please click here for more information. 

     

    Thank you. You are helping change lives.