Student Grants

The D54 Foundation proudly offers memorial scholarship grants for students in early childhood through seventh grade, which are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. This grant will be offered to the children of School District 54 to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest to enrich student educational opportunities. Memorial grants will be limited to a maximum of $100 per recipient. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

To support this program: Donate to the student grants program

2021 Timeline

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers grants to District 54 students to fund their participation in a program of their choice. This grant is intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances. Applications are due April 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified by letter in mid-May whether or not they received a grant. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, grants can be used for participation in programs/activities during the 2021-2022 school year including child care. Families who are in need of financial assistance and would like to apply for this grant should reach out to their school’s social worker. The Foundation was pleased to award more than $34,000 in grants to all 352 students who applied for the 2020-21 year.

Our honorees

We thank those of you who have honored your family and friends with a donation in their name to the District 54 Foundation Memorial Grant Fund. A list of individuals who have been honored is below.

  • Richard W. Jonko
  • Shailendra Mehta
  • Gene Gaetano
  • Vera Barger
  • Lena Petrtyl
  • Christopher Kowalski
  • Dolores Moorehouse
  • Carol Kuhn
  • Fredrick Hill
  • Marion Dakers
  • Jessica White
  • Montell Leveston
  • John Kane
  • Norma Young
  • Frederic C. King, Sr.
  • Anita Kelly
  • Charles Mueller
  • Mary Foltyn
  • Sylvia Sun
  • Emily Chika
  • Marge Johnson
  • Dennis Quinn
  • Ken Papenbrok
  • Richard Irwin
  • Vincent Campagna
  • Echo Genevieve Bogart Moulder
  • Usha Gangaramani
  • Marian Botterman
  • Robert Mossey
  • Gloria Phee
  • Neva Krueger
  • Joyce Callaghan
  • Harriet Anderson
  • Annette McCollough
  • Barb Gomberg
  • Patrick Costello
  • George Erickson
  • Stephanie Twardy
  • Dorothy Schmidt
  • Sushila Tulsidas Bavisi
  • Mary F. Pauley
  • Irving Garnick
  • Jean Morris
  • Brett Blecha
  • Ruth Boehmer
  • Shirley Bouchard
  • Stuart B. Brosh, Sr.
  • Eugene Galka
  • Charlotte Gluff
  • William Higgins II
  • Nancy Kirchner
  • Bea Landers
  • Richard Littfin
  • Jacqueline Mostacci
  • Roman Prokopij
  • Mark F. Rork
  • Angeline Samp
  • Dee Dee Terry
  • Dale Wicherts
  • William Buchmiller
  • John Brugos
  • Yonghi Chun
  • Marvin Essex
  • Robert J. Glod, Sr.
  • Nancy Gluff
  • Barbara Hefferin
  • Michael Huck
  • Sylvia Kessaris
  • Darlene Kessling
  • Janet Law
  • Irving J. Mandley
  • Charlene Mondul
  • Louis Perez
  • Dennis P. Quinn
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • Jenny Rogers
  • Patricia K. Smith
  • Marlene Swig
  • Vern Winklehake
  • John Zydlo
  • Dean L. Armstrong
  • Carlton Chase
  • Eileen Clifford
  • Sylvia Ericksen
  • Grant Freeding
  • Leonard F. Govednik, Sr.
  • Carol Higgins
  • Alexander N. Petropoulos
  • Jerome Remien
  • Joan Saunders
  • William Frank Taylor
  • Annette Wisniewski
  • Sam Bongiorno
  • Frances Herman
  • John Rauch
  • Rich Ancona
  • Virginia Hindman
  • Thomas Kein
  • Terry Knox
  • Michael J. Mostacci
  • Ron Ruble
  • Mirta Valdes
  • Thomas E. Williams
  • Eileen Marie Wilms
  • Verna Anderson
  • Detlef “Pete” Dierks
  • Peter Diestl
  • Mary Felten
  • Jean Helsper
  • Janet Jedlowski
  • Shirley Prentice
  • Imelda Resner
  • Lillian Stachula
  • Maryl C. Anderson
  • Stephen Cieslak
  • Gary Clements
  • Marian Meeks
  • Lester Overright
  • Louis Both
  • Patrick Botterman
  • Ethel Briza
  • Roger Keith Chase
  • Kenneth Hageman
  • Connor Hollingsworth
  • Charles Keesee
  • Thomas S. Morley
  • Refugio J. Romo
  • Carole Schmitt
  • Jeff Small
  • Carl Speckman
  • Sol Wernick
  • Charlotte Whitaker
  • Mary Ann Wisniewski
  • Perle J. Dumse
  • Samuel J. Grassa
  • Marilyn Hengels
  • John Hermansen
  • Kimberly Hoffman
  • Aurelia Kramer
  • Jerome Krupa
  • Royann Morley
  • Elizabeth Null
  • Rose Rolence
  • Phillip C. Stewart
  • George Weinzierl
  • Archie Wilson
  • Stanley Zielinski
  • Mary Crovetti-Nizzi
  • Rae Delman
  • Theodore Erbach
  • Adolph J. Gaska
  • Geraldine Johnson
  • Ellen Kilbridge
  • Mary Kilbridge
  • William J. Rogers
  • Lauro Schwengber
  • Estella Seaton
  • Alvin Wisniewski
  • Ernie Callaghan
  • Cleon Doty
  • Margaret J. Dwyer
  • Dinh Ngoc Nguyen
  • Janet Stewart
  • Vivian Wislow
  • Josephine Colosky
  • Gul M. Dada
  • Carol Sandilla
  • Susan T. Thomas
  • Helen Cull
  • Murle E. Dolen
  • Bernard Fimoff
  • Mark Franck
  • Annette Garnick
  • Norma Genovese
  • Rose A. Hayes
  • Hildegard Jenota
  • Jan Jenota
  • Barbara Patterson
  • Lorraine Ryder
  • Ruth Sutton
  • Faye Ayers Taenzer
  • Ted Tenbusch
  • Betty White
  • Stacey Colgrove
  • Maria Diaz
  • Bryon Drennan
  • Martha Drennan
  • Marion Eisenmann
  • Roland Eisenmann
  • Sibyl Elliott
  • Mary L. Haack
  • William Harper
  • Charles Heck
  • Richard Heneghan
  • Helen Polach
  • Alan J. Quinn
  • Gilbert B. Stewart
  • Marjory O. Stewart
  • Kathleen Thomassen
  • Mary Whelihan
  • Marilyn Yetter