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 ability.Parkfroestscholarship.jpg and a high level of character.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Must be a Park Forest resident

Must be a graduating high school senior

You 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 for $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 for $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 for $500 to a high school senior. 

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

The selection process considers academic performance, activities, involvement outside the classroom, needs, and academic improvement.


The deadline to apply is June 30 at 11:59 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 funds be applied to a different time during the first year of coursework, scholarship dollars must be used to the student’s account no later than May 31, 2024, or the dollars are forfeited. Students will not receive cash.

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