Scholarship Awards 2019

The Winnetka Youth Organization would like to provide high school seniors, who reside in the New Trier Township, with an opportunity to receive a scholarship award to use towards their expenses at their first-year in college. All applications will be thoughtfully reviewed by the Board of Directors. The award recipients will be acknowledged at WYO’s Annual Spring Benefit on April, 13th at the Sheridan Shores Yacht Club in Wilmette, IL.


  • Student must be a resident of the New Trier Township;
  • Student must be in grade 12 at a local New Trier Township high school;
  • Student must currently obtain a weighted GPA of 3.0;
  • Student must be in good standing with their high school;
  • Priority is given to students who reside in a single-parent headed household (please specify in application below).
  • Demonstration of WYO core values is also a must.


Click here to download and complete this application by the deadline of Friday, March 15th at 11:59 PM (via email) or drop-off to the Winnetka Youth Organization by 5 PM

No late applicants will be considered. If you are awarded the scholarship, you must attend WYO’s Annual Spring Benefit on April, 13th at 7pm at the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club, Wilmette, IL.

Not a high school student, but want to contribute?

100% of your donation will go towards bettering young lives. Your donation will help fund the WYO Annual Scholarship Awards that high school students need to help fulfill their potential in college.

Donate here to make a difference.

Attend the Award Ceremony!

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Sheridan Shores Yact Club, the Winnetka Youth Organization will bring the community together to award teens that have made a significant impact in their community and fundraise for youth programming at the Winnetka Youth Organization.

Visit the event page here to learn more and stay updated! Tickets go on sale on March 1st; seats are limited.