630 Workforce Education Foundation Scholarship

Jun 14, 2021

Through the generosity of business Members of Chamber630, the 630 Workforce Education Foundation is proud to announce two $1000 scholarships awards. The first will go to Mary Davenport of Downers Grove South High School and affiliated with Davenport Architects and Indian Boundary YMCA. The second award, the Advocate Good Samaritan/James F. Russ, Sr. scholarship, will be awarded to Drew Driscoll who went to Downers Grove North High School and is affiliated with Platinum Partners.   

Mary is or has been involved in numerous clubs and organizations including the Hornet Swim Club, Chapel Choir at DGFUMC and DuPagePADS. She is an active swimmer and has served as a lifeguard at Indian Boundary YMCA. In her application essay, she stated, “There is something to be said about the feeling you get when you complete a challenge. In the pool, in the classroom, or in life, I feel most proud – and most ecstatic – after doing something I was not entirely sure I could do.” Mary plans to study Physics and Mathematics.

Drew Driscoll also has an active volunteer background, serving as president and vice president to the Young Conservatives of America, a student representative to Student Congress and officer of the Spanish Club. He also has volunteered for the Chicago Hawks Hockey Club, was a peer mentor for Navigating Adolescence and worked in several toy drives for Sharing Connections. He was a National Honor in 2020-2021 as well as on Downers Grove North Honor Roll, Spanish Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society in 2020. He has worked at the Hinsdale Golf Club and Amateur Hockey Association Illinois. Drew plans to become a mechanical and aeronautical engineer. Drew said, “Designing aviation would be a dream job.”

The 630 Workforce Education Foundation scholarships are awarded annually to Chamber630 Members, their employees and their families only. Any employee (or their student) of any business that is a Chamber630 Member in good standing is eligible to apply.

Chamber630 Board Chairman and Vice President in Commercial Banking at Byline Bank said, “Over the years, almost $30,000 has been awarded to deserving students. This is a great benefit of Membership for anyone who intends to go to a vocational or trade school, a two or four-year college or university.” Funding for this scholarship is through the generosity of businesses and Chamber630 business Members. Donations are accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Info@Chamber630.com or call 630-968-4050. Chamber630 thanks the Scholarship Committee for their many hours dedicated to this effort. 

Laura Crawford,
President & CEO

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