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 $191,000 in scholarships to area students.

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Details about our Scholarship Program

Applications for 2024 WILL BE OPEN on Tuesday, January 2nd and will close on Friday, February 9th, 2024.  After January 2nd, please click on the open button to start your application on the Dollars for Scholars home page

To apply, eligible high school seniors must complete an application and answer ONE essay question listed on the application (250/300 min to 500 words MAX!). Scholarship recipients will be notified by email the end of March 2024. The award process is anonymous. All candidates are numbered and scored through a point system by local leaders in the community.

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: www.nileschamber.com
  • An employee of a Chamber Member business. For a list of current members search the business directory: www.nileschamber.com 

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

2023 Winners

Yana Krutniek, Niles west high school

Josmi mathew, niles west high school