Michael H. Coleman Youth of the Year Award
Recently named after Michael H. Colemn, a young Hanover Park resident who passed away in 2011, this scholarship program is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in the young people of Hanover Park. Each year, students are judged on heroism, community service, service to school, personal achievement and family commitment. And, each year a high school senior is selected as the Hanover Park "Youth of the Year."
Below is the brochure and application for the 2012-2013 Michael H. Coleman Youth of the Year Scholarship. Note the application deadline has now passed.
Youth Of The Year Application
application deadline has
The Youth of the Year Scholarship was established by the Village of Hanover Park to honor and recognize the contributions of graduating high school students who reside in Hanover Park.
Each year, Hanover Park high school seniors are invited to participate in this program. Although considered, academics are secondary to the student’s involvement in serving the Hanover Park community.
The Village knows there are several ways in which youth are involved in improving both themselves and the Village of Hanover Park and acknowledge those achievements by awarding a $1,000 Scholarship and four $500 runner up scholarship. This year, we also have an additional $150 scholarship thanks to a donation to our Corporate Partnership Program.
To apply, send in the completed application form and a one-page essay related to one of the below listed categories. The essay should contain reasons for selection of the category and merits you wish to be considered by the review team.
Heroism — emergency aid, etcetera.
Community Service—Volunteer service directly benefiting the community. For example, time and effort given to sports, park district, hospitals, charities, a cause (against drugs, alcohol, etc) or other individuals or organizations.
Service to School — Unpaid volunteer services (i.e. tutoring, cleaning, miscellaneous work, etc) which no school credit or equivalent compensation is given.
Personal Achievement /Special Recognition — Academically, talent or skill. Overcoming unusual obstacles (physical, emotional or economical.)
Family Commitment — Focus on family needs; assisting the parents in the care/supervision of siblings and household.
Letter of recommendation
Include one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, employer, etc. The letter may not be submitted by family members
The student must be
- be a resident of the Village of Hanover Park.
- be a member of the graduating class of 2013.
- plan to continue your education at a community college, technical school or university.
Return the completed application, essay and letter of recommendation to:
Village of Hanover Park
Youth of the Year Scholarship
2121 Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL 60133
The application deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.