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. It is more important than ever to support the spirit of giving and leadership and voluntarism is a vital part of a thriving community.
The Volunteer 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 our scholarship program helps them achieve their educational goals.
The 2021 application period is now open! Click here to submit an application. All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation. Click here to submit the letter of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation are due on January 22, 2021.
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2020 Volunteer Scholarship Recipients
In early April 2020, the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) proudly awarded volunteer-focused scholarships to Verae Fields and Zyane Williams.
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.
Verae Fields is a senior at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL and is still deciding between two universities as to which college she will attend. She plans to major in nursing. As Verae says of her volunteer experience, “My purpose while on this Earth is to lead by example, provide encouragement and comfort, and be selfless through service. Each day that I exist, I exude these characteristics and that is how I make a difference in my community.”
Zyane Williams is a senior at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, IL and is still deciding between three universities as to which college she will attend. She plans to major in business. As Zyane says of her volunteer experience, “Volunteering in my community allows me to connect with its members and make improvements.… I enjoy volunteering and believe that just as much of a benefit as I am to my community, my community continues to benefit me.”