Five scholarships are available for Ela Residents who attend Lake Zurich High School according to Ela Township Supervisor, Lucy Prouty, and are being offered at no cost to the taxpayers. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of community service and reasonable academic achievement. Preference is given to those students who have selected CLC as their goal. Previously the township has awarded 21 grants of $1,500 each, or $31,500.
In the past few years the Township has also provided $28,500 in grants to the Young Entrepreneurs These scholarships along with the Township scholarships are awarded from funds the students pay themselves for reserve parking at the Ela Soccer Field.
“It’s our way of giving back," says Prouty. Applications for the township scholarships are available from Lake Zurich High School or the Ela Township office.
In addition to the local scholarships, there are scholarships offered by the Township Officials Of Illinois . These scholarships are awarded to students in Illinois who have expressed an interest in government. Applications for the TOI scholarships are available from the township office. They would require the applicants to interview a township official, providing an excellent opportunity for students to learn about local government.