April 25, 2023 – Four Collinsville High School graduating seniors have been chosen to receive the 2023 Stan Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship award honors late Collinsville Mayor Stan Schaeffer, a retired educator, who was inspired by “Promise” organizations in other communities that provided scholarships for local graduates. Following Schaeffer’s sudden death in 2008, city leaders made the Collinsville scholarship program a reality.
Recipients must be residents of the City of Collinsville, and are selected based on their academic success and community involvement. The 2023 awardees are:
Thomas Haire: Thomas will attend Fontbonne University where he will play football, and double major in criminal justice and nursing.
Megan Janson: Megan will attend Parkland College in Champaign, IL to major in Forensic Science and play women’s basketball.
Lily Jurgena: Lily will attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a nursing major.
Sam Stuckey: Sam will attend University of Illinois Chicago and major in computer science.
The Stan Schaeffer Scholarship is a $1,000 non-renewable award for Collinsville High School graduating seniors who live within the corporate limits of Collinsville, Illinois. Applications are available through the CHS Counseling Department.
This year’s recipients will be honored at the May 23, 2023 Collinsville City Council meeting.
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The Stan Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship is supported through the Collinsville Area Community Foundation. CACF is a public charitable organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions and gifts are tax deductible. Donations and bequests are accepted from and disbursed to individuals, groups or businesses. To learn more and to make a donation to the scholarship fund, visit the foundation website.