Gamma Xi Chapter Foundation grants available for eligible high school senior women

Updated 12/9/2022 11:03 PM

The Gamma Xi Chapter Foundation for Educational Pursuits announces recruitment grant monies are available to high school senior women who intend to prepare for a career in the field of education.

A minimum grant of $750 exists for selected students with an additional $4,000 dollars of further monetary support throughout their sophomore, junior, and senior years as long as they remain in education.


Any interested senior female graduate of the class of 2023, who is attending an accredited public or private high school and resides in Elgin Area School District U-46 or Algonquin-based Community Unit District 300 attendance areas, is eligible for these grant monies.

The Gamma Xi Chapter Foundation for Educational Pursuits is a 501(c)3 charity formed by the Gamma Xi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which is an honorary educational society for women educators.

Karen Phillips, chairwoman of the board of directors of the foundation, states, "We encourage young women to pursue an educational career. One means of encouragement is the yearly offering of monetary grants to women in the current graduation class who intend to pursue a course of study in the field of education."

All applications and supporting materials have been sent to local high school counseling centers in District U-46 and District 300, as well as, in the private high schools of these attendance areas.

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Applications and supporting materials must be received at the designated address by Feb. 17, 2023.

For further information, eligible candidates can call Kimberly Gavigan at (312) 969-9165 or email

In 2022, the board of directors of the foundation awarded grants to three high school senior women and budgeted an additional $8,000 for stipends available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who were previous recipients of a foundation grant.

Monies for these grant opportunities are received from various supporters including bequests and/or memorials from local donors, and attendees at the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council and the Gamma Xi Foundation for Educational Pursuits.

Anyone interested in supporting the foundation in its mission to "Fund Tomorrow's Educators Today" may contact Karen Phillips at

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