"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Education. Character. Success.
What we do.
The Foundation’s Board engages as active "investors" who seek returns in the form of post-secondary diplomas and employment. Glen View Scholars go through a rigorous process that includes assessments of job performance, academic achievement, career goals and personal character. The aim is to launch young men and women to a lifetime of enrichment and fulfilled aspirations through the gift of education.
College is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Students don't arrive at higher learning armed with the same skills in articulation, organization, study habits, and collaboration. So the Foundation provides a variety of grants and support services to advance their college careers. The service portfolio includes:
• Outright scholarship grants.
• Incentive scholarship grants based on performance.
• Leadership grants to recognize outstanding leader skills.
• Tutoring resources to advance studies in core curricula.
• College Success Skills training.
• Reach Back programs for high school freshman.
• Voluntary member mentoring.
The outcomes we strive for.
The results are often beyond calculation. Yes, Glen View Club Scholars advance with degrees to good jobs and professions: engineers, doctors, environmentalists, technology consultants, accountants, airline pilots. These are high value returns that Glen View Members produce by helping Scholars advance as citizens and producers. But there is no measure for the gratification of knowing that their help was the spark that ignited and propelled their ambition.
A choice-filled life.
The Glen View Club Scholarship Foundation ...
helps students who work as caddies, wait staff, lifeguards, grounds people, etc., and who are the children of full-time employees. Scholar applicants have to work at the Club for at least two seasons or be children of full-time employees with at least two years of service.
The Members of the Glen View Club ...
are the power behind the Foundation's mission. They contribute time, money, and wisdom to make the work of the Foundation come to life. Once each year they open their checkbooks to deliver hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cause.
The Scholarship Foundation ...
makes grants to eligible Club staff to support their post-secondary education and encourage their pursuit of careers.
Glen View Club Scholarships ...
are tailored to the specific needs of Scholars. The goal is to provide an education that propels them to a successful career.
The process begins here with an online application ...
that requires submission of grade transcripts, professor or teacher recommendations, and personal essays. Applicants are interviewed by a panel of members to assess goals and needs.
Scholars earn financial grants ...
ranging from $3,000 to $25,000 and have access to individualized college selection and financial aid resources: counseling, tutoring, college success training, member mentoring, and job search advisory.
Marco, a Grammy nominated Scholarship awardee and a freshman at DePaul's music school, performed at the annual Foundation lunch for scholars, parents and Club members.