The Village of Park Forest Scholarship in collaboration with the Park Forest Youth Commission helps provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors. Recipients of the Park Forest Scholarship demonstrate strong academic abilityParkfroestscholarship.jpg and a high level of character.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Must be a Park Forest resident

Must be a graduating high school senior

Must be able to illustrate your educational and career goals

Must submit only one application


Park Forest Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A. of 2.75

Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A of 3.75

Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship: No minimum G.P.A. 

Scholarship Awards

Park Forest will award two Park Forest Scholarships in the amount of $500 to high school seniors with a G.P.A. of at least 2.75.

Park Forest will award one Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior with a high school G.P.A of at least 3.75.

The Park Forest Youth Commission will award one Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship in the amount of $500 to a high school senior. 

*Applicants do not need to specify which award they are applying for.

The selection process takes into consideration academic performance, activities and involvement outside of the classroom, need, as well as academic improvement.


Deadline is May 31, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Disbursement of Awards

Unless requested to be applied towards a different term, funds will be paid directly to the educational institution of each respective award recipient during the first term. Should a student request to have funds applied to a different term during the first year of coursework, scholarship dollars must be applied to the student’s account no later than May 31, 2020 or the dollars are forfeited. Students will not receive cash.

How to Apply

Download the application here or pick-up an application in the Village Manager's Office (on the second floor) at Village Hall. Please note that no electronic submissions will be accepted.