Volunteer Scholarship

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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.

We are pleased to announce that JLKD will award scholarships totaling $2,000 during the 2019 application period!


  • Applicant must be female.
  • Applicant must reside in Kane, DuPage, Kendall or Will County, Illinois.
  • Applications must be received by January 31, 2019
  • Applications must be complete.
  • Application must include 1 Letter of Recommendation from non-family member AND Proof of College Acceptance.
  • Scholarship proceeds will be transmitted directly to the student’s college or university.
  • Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. members and their families are not eligible.

The 2019 Application Period is Now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship. Please submit applications and letters of recommendation for consideration at the following links.

Click here for the 2019 Scholarship Application

Click here for the 2019 Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@jlkd.org.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, JLKD proudly awarded its volunteer-focused scholarship to Whitney Ford. Whitney is a senior at Plainfield East High School in Plainfield, IL and will attend North Carolina A&T University in the fall where she plans to major in biology and minor in criminal justice. Whitney volunteers with SIDS of Illinois as their social media chair, where she helps raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and shares lifesaving information regarding safe sleeping habits for newborns and toddlers to prevent future deaths. Through her work with the DuPage County Youth Council and Its Just Us Girls, Inc., Whitney also educates and empowers hundreds of youth in the area by organizing forums on topics such as: voting rights, interfacing with the police, college preparation, human trafficking, safety and physical/emotional health.