Dollars for Scholars





The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Charter is an all-volunteer committee dedicated to our youth. In the past fifteen years this program has awarded over $145,000 in scholarships to area students.

For 2018, we will award two $4,000 College Scholarships ($1,000 each year for up to four years). Application deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018. Winners will be notified by March 1, 2018.

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:


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 Prize: $1,000 & 3rd Prize $1,000

Only 250 tickets sold. Drawing April 27, 2018 at the Niles Night of Roses Community Dinner
Buy 5 Tickets, Get the 6th Ticket FREE

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

Shure, Inc.
Clark-Halladay Memorial Foundation
Professional Eye Care Center
Accounting Firm of Raminiak, Piper & Company
Northwest Community Credit Union
Golf Mill Shopping Center
Bee Sales, Inc.