In 2021, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation offered the class of 2021 the following scholarships.

2 – $1,500 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships to high school seniors from Illinois.  The total value over four years of each scholarship is $6,000 and the total value of this offering is $12,000. (Category 1).

3 – $2,500 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships offered to a pool of candidates from the above applicants.  The only way to qualify for this scholarship is to apply for one of the above scholarships. These scholarships require an interview and proof of financial need based on the Student Aid Report (SAR).  The total value over four years of each scholarship is $10,000 and the total value of this offering is $30,000. (Category 2).

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Here are the well-deserving Recipients:

Requirements for all categories are:

  • Participation in a high school sport for at least 3 of 4 years

  • A 500-word essay described on the application form

  • Two recommendations from Coach, Teacher or Community Sponsor

  • Community Service Requirement (50 hours) for the financial need (cat 2) recipients.

  • The foundation hopes the recipients can fulfill this requirement with our foundation, but we will accept other documented service hours.

For 2021, that’s 5 scholarships with a total value of $42,000!