This fund was created to administer a bequest from the estate of Howard E. Charles, Sr. as a memorial to his son, Howard E. Charles, Jr.
The income earned by the fund provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in the field of health care.
Eligibility is restricted to students whose primary residence is within St. Charles Community Unit School District 303.
Howard E. Charles, Jr. (1928-1963) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was the son of Howard E. Charles, Sr. and Elizabeth Charles.
His family later moved to St. Charles, Illinois where his father became a partner in the Burger Drug Store on Main Street.
He was a graduate of St. Charles High School and the University of Wyoming. He then served in the United States Air Force for four years.
Mr. Charles married and settled in Denver, Colorado, where he was a personnel director in the missile industry.
He died in 1963 after a courageous battle with Hodgkin’s disease.