The Legacy Guild awards scholarships to applicants that meet the criteria listed below. The number of awards and amount rewarded is determined by The Foundation of the Legacy Guild and are not automatically renewable.


The criteria to be considered for a scholarship include:

– Be a graduating District 204 high school senior accepted into college or a currently enrolled college student that graduated from a District 204 high school

– Attest to financial need

– Demonstrate community service/volunteerism
Have experienced the loss of a parent


The application period for the 2018-2019 academic year is closed.

Here is the prcess for when the application reopens in 2019.

For new applicants, please attach one pdf with the following (be sure your name is on the pdf):

– List community, school, work and volunteer activities

– Summarize need for financial assistance

– Write an essay about the loss of your parent and why you are applying for this scholarship
For returning applicants, please attach one pdf with the following:
– Copy of latest college transcript

Legacy Guild Scholars

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Awards are determined by an committee independent of The Legacy Guild Board and based on both merit and need.


The Legacy Guild Scholars are announced in May.  Graduating high school seniors will find out on Awards Day.  Checks are distributed at the Legacy Luncheon in June.


Legacy Guild Scholars may elect to participate in our Mentoring Program and receive assistance with educational and career guidance, finding an internship, professional networking and introductions to help them succeed beyond college.


If you have any questions about the application process, please send an email to