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West Aurora High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Established 2014

West Aurora High School
West Aurora High School

These scholarships were created by the former West Aurora High School Alumni Association. This organization merged with the Foundation for the West Aurora Schools in 2008 to form the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools.

Scholarships from the fund provide awards to one male student and one female student each year who are graduating from West Aurora High School. The scholarships are reserved for students who rank in the top twenty percent of their graduating class.

In addition, candidates must have demonstrated strong loyalty, pride and commitment to West Aurora High School by their involvement in multiple activities such as music, drama, athletics, school ambassadors, student council, tutoring, mediation or other leadership endeavors.

Students must be continuing their studies at an accredited two-year college or four-year college or university. These scholarships are awarded through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.

West Aurora High School Alumni are encouraged to support the college education of talented graduates of West High through financial support of these scholarships.


A History of West Aurora School District 129

In 2016, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley partnered with the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools in preserving the history of West Aurora School District 129. Together they produced a collection of photographs, biographies, a video and more highlighting the impressive history of the West Aurora Schools.

Explore the History of West Aurora School District 129


There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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