The Village of Park Forest Scholarship helps provide financial assistance to Park Forest residents. Recipients of the Park Forest Scholarship demonstrate strong academic abilityParkfroestscholarship.jpg and a high level of character.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Must be a Park Forest resident

Must be a graduating high school senior

Must be able to illustrate your educational and career goals

Must submit only one application

Must be willing to have your story told


Park Forest Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A. of 2.75

Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship: Minimum G.P.A of 3.75

Scholarship Awards

Park Forest will award two Park Forest Scholarships in the amount of $500 to first-year college students with a high school G.P.A. of at least 2.75.

Park Forest will award one Dr. Ken W. Kramer Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a first-year college student with a high school G.P.A of at least 3.75.

*Applicants do not need to specify which award they are applying for.

The selection process takes into consideration academic performance, activities and involvement outside of the classroom, need, as well as academic improvement.


Deadline extended to July 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Disbursement of Awards

Unless requested to be applied towards a different term, funds will be paid directly to the educational institution of each respective award recipient during the first term. Should a student request to have funds applied to a different term during the first year of coursework, scholarship dollars must be applied to the student’s account no later than May 31, 2018 or the dollars are forfeited. Students will not receive cash.

How to Apply

Download the application here or pick-up an application in the Village Manager's Office (on the second floor) at Village Hall. Please note that no electronic submissions will be accepted this year.

Additional scholarships available!

The Park Forest Youth Commission has two scholarship awards available to Park Forest residents; one for high school seniors and a second for continuing college students. Please check back for more details on these scholarships.