Turning dreams into realities –
one student at a time.

“It was a proud moment for me to cross the stage
to get that diploma.”


$4,000 grants for full-time scholars ($2,000 for part-time scholars), $2,000 text book grants for full-time students ($750  for part-time students)


To be eligible to receive an award, an applicant:

  • Must be a graduate of the Evanston Township High School, or have attended ETHS and subsequently earned a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Pursuing associates, bachelors, or graduate degree in education or youth work
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 or more credit hrs. per term) or part-time (6 or more credit hrs. per term) student
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance


Awards are made according to the following selection criteria:

  • Success in overcoming poor academic achievement, lack of focus, or other hardships
  • Interest in working with young people
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership, sensitivity, compassion, commitment and a love of children

How to Apply

Applications for 2020 Scholarships are now available. The deadline for applications is March 12, 2021.

Apply Online here

Apply by Mail
Download the 2021 Cherry Scholarship application.

2021 Cherry Scholarship Application


In order to complete your application to the Cherry Scholarship Fund you must send in recommendation forms.

Please allow sufficient time for your referrers to forward references to us. We recommend that you make your request no later than February 12, 2021.

Download Recommendation Form

Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than March 12, 2021.

Incomplete applications and those received with a postmark later than March 12, 2021 will not be considered.


The Selection Process

Applications Due

(MARCH 12, 2021)

Interview Finalists

(APRIL 11, 2021)

Award Winners Notified

(APRIL 18, 2021)

Awards Presentation Dinner

(APRIL 25, 2021)