Voluntarism is a vital part of a thriving community, and it is more important than ever to support this spirit of giving and leadership. With that in mind, the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) awards scholarships annually to college-bound, female high school students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. The scholarship program is open to young women who attend a high school located in Kane, DuPage, Will, or Kendall County, Illinois.

JLKD recognizes the strong leadership and voluntarism commitment of these young women and wishes to continue to support their educational goals.

The next application period will open in winter 2021. For more information, please contact scholarships@jlkd.org. 

2021 Volunteer Scholarship Recipients 


In 2021, the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) proudly awarded volunteer-focused scholarships to Madelyn Amoo-Otoo and Ashley Anjeles.

Both recipients were selected for the scholarship because of their many hours of volunteer service focusing on JLKD’s mission. JLKD is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Madelyn Amoo-Otoo is a senior Plainfield High School in Plainfield, IL and is awaiting acceptance into Stanford University. She plans to study medicine and become an Anesthesiologist. As Madelyn says of her volunteer experience, “Volunteering has allowed me to meet new people and become more compassionate and socially aware….I have no doubt it will play a prominent role in my future. A life worth living is one lived selflessly.

Ashley Anjeles is a senior at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, IL and is planning to attend Loyola University. She is going to major in Computer Science and become a Software Developer. As Ashley says of her volunteer experience, “I know that I will continue to learn the values of volunteerism, as well as teach others that they too are capable of making an impact in our world.