Twenty-three District 202 graduating seniors got college scholarships in May 2021 recognizing their academic achievement and community service from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence and the C.A.P.E. organization.
The Foundation for Excellence is a private fundraising organization that has been supporting District 202 schools, students, staff, and the community since 1983 with grants, scholarships, and financial support for special programming. It awards its own Community Service prize.
The Foundation also administers the Dr. Richard Davis Science Scholarship on behalf of Dr. Davis; the Chief John Eichelberger Public Safety Scholarship on behalf of the Plainfield Fire Protection District; and the Dr. Ali K. Reiter (Nelson) STEM Scholarship on behalf of Dr. Reiter’s family.
C.A.P.E. (the committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency) is a district-wide group representing all District 202 parent and booster organizations. It includes parents, district administration, staff, elected officials and community leaders.
FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Ten students each received $1,000 based on their community service:
EICHELBERGER PUBLIC SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP
Four students who live in the Plainfield Fire Protection District (regardless of their home high school) each received $1,000:
DR. ALI K. REITER (NELSON) STEM SCHOLARSHIP
A female PHSCC student and a female PSHA student intending to study STEM science each received $2,000:
DR. RICHARD DAVIS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Three PHSCC students intending to study STEM science each received $2,000:
THE C.A.P.E. SCHOLARSHIP
The C.A.P.E. organization presents $500 scholarships to one student from each District 202 traditional high school to well-rounded students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community service. This year’s recipients were:
Plainfield High School – Central Campus
Plainfield South High School
Plainfield North High School
Plainfield East High School
For more information about the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence or to donate, please visit: www.d202foundation.org.
For more information about CAPE, please visit www.psd202.org/page/cape
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