Day 114.1 of 365 Plainfield…

Calling all my high school seniors out there… Are you looking for scholarship opportunities?

Plainfield Township is participating in the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Program.  Graduating High School seniors can apply to receive one of seven $2, 000 scholarships. Scholarship Applications are available HERE.

To be eligible for a Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating Illinois high school senior with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois.
  • Must have a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (student government, club officer, etc.) or a commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community (community service projects, volunteer activities with local service agencies or charitable institutions, etc.)
  • Must submit a 500-word essay on The Role of Township Government in Today’s Society and in the Future that will include an interview with a township official.
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people.
  • Must submit an official high school transcript.
  • Must submit a cover letter and completed application form.
  • Must plan to enroll at an Illinois school as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Please contact Matthew C. Starr, Plainfield Township Tax Collector and Youth Committee Chairman at with any questions pertaining to the application or interviewing a township official, or visit

Deadline is March 1, 2012


Also, Plainfield Township is now accepting applications for two $500 college scholarships.

Qualifying high school seniors have until March 1, 2012 to apply.

Please contact Matthew Starr with any questions at The application can be accessed HERE



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