Dollars for Scholars

Dollars for Scholars




The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Charter is an all-volunteer committee dedicated to our youth. In the past sixteen years this program has awarded over $160,000 in scholarships to area students. Applications are now closed.  Winners will be notified in March 2020.

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:

Applications are closed for 2020



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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.

2020 Winners

Aleksandra Bigos, Niles Resident

Anthony Schmidt, Elgin, son of Park Ridge SD 64 Employee

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