Mayor's Youth Scholarship Program


The North Riverside Educational Scholarship & Youth Program is a not for profit 503(c) organization.  The purpose of the fund is to provide North Riverside families with educational scholarships for their children to attend college and to participate in recreational programming and early childhood development activities offered by our Parks and Recreation Department.  Funds are raised throughout the year through local fundraising efforts at the Mayor’s Golf Outing held in June of every year. 


Applicants must be a United States citizen and have lived in North Riverside for at least one year, be under the age of 25 and plan to attend or are already attending college, vocational school, industrial school, or a post-high school program preparing for employment.  Financial assistance for youth programs offered through our Parks and Recreation Department is based on need. 


1. Complete an application 

2. Provide a copy of your driver’s license or state identification card 

3. Obtain a minimum of two letters of recommendations

 4. Submit a written essay of approximately 250 words explaining what type of education you are pursuing, and why you are interested in that area 

Completed application packages are du by May 1st of each year.  Applications are accepted through mail, email or in person delivery. 


The scholarship committee will select the applicants who will receive scholarships. Decisions are based on various factors, including character, community involvement, financial need, and seriousness of pursuing education. Those awarded scholarships will be notified by mail. Checks for the scholarship amount will be issued directly to the institution the student attends after a bill has been submitted to the Youth Scholarship Committee for processing. Those awarded scholarships will be recognized in person at the Mayor’s Golf Outing and Luncheon in June.  

  1. Youth Scholarship Fund

    Physical Address
    2401 S, DesPlaines Avenue
    North Riverside, IL 60546

    Phone: : 708-447-4211
    Fax: : 708-447-4292

Youth Scholarship Committee