AALR is pleased that as of 2022 we will be offering three scholarships of $1000 for high school seniors. Our scholarships are named in honor of the late Rev. Henry Soles, one of the founders of AALR and its first President, the late Mrs. Olivia Garth, AALR Secretary and later Vice President, as well as Dr. Henry L. Allen, the visionary another founder and the visionary who proposed this organization. We honor their dedicated service and contribution to the growth and expansion of the organization. The goal of these scholarships is to reward graduating high school seniors who possess qualities that suggest a potential for success in academics, leadership, and philanthropy during their post-secondary educational experience.
Applications for 2022 will begin to be accepted starting in January. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2021. Interviews will be held in June and scholarships awarded in July.
Must be a high school senior who will graduate in the year the scholarship is awarded.
A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.75/4.0 scale.
An acceptance letter from a college or university of the student’s choice.
Two letters of recommendations dated within 5 months of the application date. Letters may be from a teacher, counselor, principal, community leader, employer or minister.
A typed essay with a minimum of 750 words addressing the following: A short biographical paragraph describing yourself, a narrative on your goals in college and your intended career, and a narrative on how you see yourself as a contributing member to society.
An official copy of your high school transcript (must have school seal).
A completed Scholarship Application.
Scholarship recipient must attend the annual holiday luncheon fundraiser (always held on the second Saturday in December), sponsored by DuPage Academic Achievement Workgroup Network (DAAWN), a program of the AALR. If the student is unable to attend due to school requirements, a family member must be present to accept the award.
All required documents must accompany your application. Late or incomplete paperwork will not be considered for the scholarships.
Your application along with required documentation should be mailed to:
c/o Scholarship Committee,
P. O. Box 4104, Lisle, IL 60532
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the scholarship committee via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.