Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students graduating from East Aurora or West Aurora High School for attendance at Waubonsee Community College or Aurora University.
The fund was established by the Matthews’ children in recognition of the couple’s profound interest in education.
John Matthews (1907-1992) was an Aurora attorney. He served as president of the West Aurora School Board for twelve years and chairman of Aurora College’s Board of Trustees for eight years.
Joan Matthews (1904-1992) was an educator and civic leader in Aurora for many years.
The couple maintained memberships in numerous professional and civic organizations.