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Submitted by Orland Township
4:48 am CST January 20, 2020

The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation is to award more than $15,000 in scholarships to Orland Township high school seniors from the 2020 graduating class.

The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors plans to award 22 scholarships totaling $16,500. That is to come in the form of one $2,000 scholarship, eight $1,000 scholarships and thirteen $500 scholarships to Orland Township high school seniors.

The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation will select and award scholarships based on a combination of the applicant’s leadership skills; dedication to community service, academic focus, participation in extracurricular activities, recommendations from school representatives; volunteer supervisors or employers; an assigned essay question response; and any other pertinent information requested within the application. Students faced with hardships will be given strong consideration.

Applicants must be residents of Orland Township, high school seniors graduating in 2020, and enroll as a full-time student at a college, university, trade or vocational school.

Applications for Orland Township Scholarships are to be available starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park, and online at orlandtownship.org. Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered to Orland Township by Friday, March 13.

Also available through Orland Township are applications for the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship. The Township Officials of Illinois will award seven $2,000 scholarships in 2020. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 1. Fo more information on this opportunity, visit toi.org.