Northfield Township Board approves Oakton College scholarship

  • Northfield Township Supervisor Shiva Mohsenzadeh presents a check to Richard Van Hees, director of Major and Planned Giving and associate executive director of the Oakton Educational Foundation.

    Northfield Township Supervisor Shiva Mohsenzadeh presents a check to Richard Van Hees, director of Major and Planned Giving and associate executive director of the Oakton Educational Foundation. Courtesy of Northfield Township

 
 
Posted1/27/2022 1:00 AM

The Northfield Township board of trustees has approved a new $100,000 scholarship for students applying to Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie.

"Equitable access to education is an investment," Township Supervisor Shiva Mohsenzadeh said. "I believe that the payoff our community will realize is qualified young people ready to enter the labor market with knowledge and confidence. Over time, these students will realize greater earning potential and transform their lives."

 

Northfield Township Scholar awards will range from $500 to $3,500 per student based on need and the amount available at the time of application. Applicants must be township residents and have a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher. Students who continue to meet qualifications will be eligible for a second year of scholarship money as funds allow.

"Oakton is extremely grateful to Northfield Township for its generosity and shared vision of providing residents with access to a quality education," said Katherine Sawyer, Oakton's chief advancement officer and foundation executive director. "This newly established scholarship will support the educational goals of dozens of Oakton students in the coming academic year."

The application deadline for the fall semester is March 31. For details and an application form, visit oakton.academicworks.com/.

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