Last Chance: District 97 Teacher Scholarship

District 97 teachers eligible for scholarship that slices $1,000 from student loans.

Student loan payments are a serious drag on the bank account. 

The James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship hopes to lighten the load with a payment of $1,000 toward a teacher's student loan. It's open to certified D97 teachers in their first or second year of teaching. 

Organizers say recipients are chosen by a committee based on the essays submitted with applications. Here's a link to the application and essay questions.

Interested? Act quick. The deadline in April 15. 


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