Turning dreams into realities –
one student at a time.

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



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 2018 Scholarships are now available. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.

Apply Online
Click on the ‘Apply Now!’ button to begin your online application. (Note: You must be logged in to view/edit your application. If you have not created an account you must do so before beginning your application. Click on REGISTER at the top of the page.) You may start, save and submit your application online. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.

Apply by Mail
Download the 2019 Cherry Scholarship application.

2019 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 15, 2019.

Download Recommendation Form

Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than March 15, 2019.

Incomplete applications and those received with a postmark later than March 15, 2019 will not be considered.

The Selection Process

Applications Due

(MARCH 15, 2019)

Interview Finalists

(APRIL 14, 2019)

Award Winners Notified

(APRIL 20, 2019)

Awards Dinner

(APRIL 28, 2019)