Dollars for Scholars









The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Charter is an all volunteer committee dedicated to our youth. In the past thirteen years this program has awarded over $135,000 in scholarships to area students.


We are awarding two $4,000 College Scholarships

 ($1,000 for up to 4 years) high school seniors going into college the fall of 2017.   Our application process is open from January 10, 2017 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


Are You Eligible?

You must be a current Senior in High School AND meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Niles, IL resident
  • Son/daughter of an employee at a Chamber Member Business. For a list of current members search the business directory:
  • An employee of a Chamber Member business. For a list of current members search the business directory:

To Apply for College Scholarships: Click Here 



High School Scholarships (8th Grade Students)

In past years we have also awarded high school scholarships to eighth grade students. Due to a lack of applicants in the past few years we will not be offering high school scholarships this year. If there is an interest in the future for high school scholarships are committee will reconsider.




What would you do with $5,000 Cash?

Buy a $100 raffle ticket, win cash AND support a local cause!
Grand Prize $5,000, 2nd & 3rd Prize $1,000

Only 250 tickets sold. Drawing May 12, 2017
Buy 5 Tickets, Get the 6th Ticket FREE


To Purchase Raffle Tickets: Click Here




Funding for the Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Chapter is raised from our annual scholarship raffle and from the generous corporate sponsorships of:

Bee Sales, Inc.


Shure, Inc.
Northwest Community Credit Union
Clark-Halladay Memorial Foundation
Professional Eye Care Center

LPL Financial, Nick Katsoolias
Accounting Firm of Raminiak, Piper & Company

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