Dollars for Scholars




The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Charter is an all-volunteer committee dedicated to our youth. In the past seventeen years this program has awarded over $175,000 in scholarships to area students.

Applications for 2022 are LIVE now through January 31!

To apply, eligible high school seniors must complete an application and answer ONE of the two essay questions listed on the application (500 words MAX!). Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail in March.

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:
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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.

VSP Inc.

Wildwood Tavern

Golf Mill Ford

LES (Live Every Second)

2021 Winners

Claire Hershenhouse, Glenview, Daughter of Bradford Exchange Employee

Sydney Schroeder, Niles Resident, Attends Niles West High School