Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship Fund

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Calahan Foundation, an Illinois 501©(3), has established the Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship Fund. The goal is to aid students who demonstrate excellence in education and a financial need. Each year four (4) new scholars are awarded $5,000.00 payable over a 4-year period. To qualify the applicant must be a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated academic excellence (minimum G.P.A. 3.0) and a financial need. A letter of acceptance to a 4-year university or college is required. The first distribution of $2,000.00 is paid after the scholar’s first semester. The scholar should expect to receive payment at his/her institution by the end of January. All subsequent distributions of $1,000.00 over the next 3 years have the same requirements as the 1st distribution

Website: Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship Fund
Application: Download Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating senior (class of 2020)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative weighted GPA
  • Admitted and plan to attend a 4-year college or university in fall 2020

A completed application consists of…

  1. Completed and Signed Application Form
  2. Official Transcripts (most recent completed semester)
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  4. Answer Essay Questions Attached (double-spaced and typewritten) 2 copies
  5. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  6. Letter of Acceptance to an Accredited College/University

Submission Guidelines: Your application and all required documents must be received no later than 5:00 pm CST or postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2020.
Please mail or hand deliver your application packet to:

  • Calahan Foundation, NFP
    7030 S. Halsted St., Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60621
    ATTN: Scholarship Committee

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, $1,000 per year for three years
Questions? Please email hands4u@calahanfoundation.org or call (773) 723-7079