2018 scholarships for low-income students
The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential. The scholarships supplement the cost of tuition, books, supplies and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter. These scholarships are funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income for the past 90 days, and information about members living in the household. Income for the household must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Applicants must also include a 500-word original essay or personal statement, official school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Financial Aid Audit (financial aid award letter) and proof of enrollment in an Illinois accredited institution.
The scholarship amounts will vary this year from $500 to $1,500 and special consideration is given to students interested in high-technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.
Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG. Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. May 4. For more information, call (630) 407-6500, the toll-free number, (800) 942-9412, or TTY access at (630) 407-6502.
Voting computers to be tested for primary
DuPage County election officials are preparing to conduct a public test of the computer equipment and computer program, which will be utilized for the tabulation of the March 20, general primary election. The test will take place at 9 a.m. March 15, in the auditorium of the Jack T. Knuepfer Building at the DuPage County Complex, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.
The test will be open to candidates, the press, representatives of political parties and the public.
AAUW scholarship for woman 26 or older
One female student 26 or older will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville Area. Criteria for the 2018 Angeline Gale Scholarship are: the winner must complete an undergraduate degree by December 2018; be enrolled in a full-time, part-time, or accelerated undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution; reside in or attend school in DuPage, Will, Kane or Kendall counties; have a cumulative 3.00 GPA; and must complete degree by December 2018. The recipient may currently be receiving financial aid.
Applications are due March 16, and selection will be completed by April 30, and funds distributed shortly thereafter. For information go to naperville-il.aauw.net/.
New brewpub has 13 craft beers on tap
A new brewpub is making and serving 13 craft beers in Elmhurst. Elmhurst Brewing Company, 171 N. Addison Ave., opened earlier this month, and is owned by Pete Dolan and Frazer Donaldson, both local residents.
Elmhurst Brewing Company offers 13 craft beers on tap, courtesy of head brewer Cam Horn, who moved to the area from Texas last year. The craft beers have names such as Stouts Honor, an American stout; and a locally inspired Underpass Ale, which is named after the only way to get around a parked train in Elmhurst.
Elmhurst Brewing Company serves what head chef Jason Kurosaki calls upscale pub food. The menu includes traditional fare of burgers and chicken wings, and other items such as fish and chips, pub cheese and bread, a hummus plate and a grilled prime rib entree. Gluten-free and vegan food are also available.
The second floor of the building has room for 46 people in the mezzanine and a private bar for special events. There is also a kid’s area, where children are able to play.
Elmhurst Brewing Company sells beer to go.
Local resident named to District 89 board
A father of three and District 89 volunteer will fill a vacant term on the District 89 School board thought 2019. The Community Consolidated School District 89 Board of Education unanimously appointed Wheaton resident Ben Yates Feb. 12. Yates will fill the remainder of the term of former board member Giselle Sandi-Tapia, who resigned in January because of work demands. Yates was one of seven candidates interviewed by the board.
Yates, 40, and his wife, Kristin, have lived in the district since 2012. They have three children, including two who attend District 89’s Briar Glen Elementary School in Wheaton and one who will be in kindergarten next school year.
Yates served on both the Superintendent Enrollment and Boundary committees. He has been active in coaching youth sports and working with the B.R. Ryall YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses program. Yates also has frequently participated in the District 89 Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program, which invites fathers into elementary school classrooms to mentor students.
Yates earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ball State University and a master’s degree in sports management from Florida State University. He is the vice president of the American Foundry Society in Schaumburg.
–DuPage County News Briefs–