Our Donors

Absolute Best Cleaning Services Inc.

Absolute Best Cleaning Services Inc.

Mr. John Finnin grew up in the PSC district and is an alumnus of Marian Catholic High School. He is the cleaning contractor for Prairie State College and is an active supporter of PSC students. “The joy of watching someone being able to accomplish their dreams and...

Anonymous Family

Anonymous Family

Funds have been provided by a local south suburban family who wishes to assist in tuition payment for full-time PSC students.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products that operates nearly 700 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com. Barnes & Noble at Prairie...

Chicago Heights Kiwanis

Chicago Heights Kiwanis

The Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club is a local subsidiary of an international, co-educational service club. This award is available to Phi Theta Kappa students.

Dr. Keith and Sandi Reich

Dr. Keith and Sandi Reich

In 1999, Rachel Reich, daughter of Dr. Keith and Sandi Reich, died at the age of 14 from Dysautonomia, a neurological disease. The scholarship was established in the memory of Rachel Reich to assist students with disabilities. Disabilities include visual and/or...

Dr. Linda Uzureau

Dr. Linda Uzureau

The Male Success Initiative (MSI) scholarship was established by former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda Uzureau, to provide support for men of color.

Dr. Terri L. Winfree

Dr. Terri L. Winfree

The Dr. Terri L. Winfree Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Terri L. Winfree, the first female President of Prairie State College. For Dr. Winfree, her presidency also celebrates being the first PSC graduate to be named president, and the first person in her...

Enbridge Company Industry Awareness Manufacturing Scholarship

Enbridge Company Industry Awareness Manufacturing Scholarship

Over the past 65 years, Enbridge has become a leader in the safe and reliable delivery of energy in North America and is proud to be recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Enbridge operates as the world’s longest, most...

Family and Friends of Oscar Peck

Family and Friends of Oscar Peck

The Oscar Peck Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of the friends and family of the late Mr. Oscar Peck, who had a long career as a pharmacist.

Family & Friends of Charles Hayes

Family & Friends of Charles Hayes

The Charles Hayes Scholarship was established by Ms. Virgie Bullie, niece of Mr. Charles Hayes, an active member of the Chicago Heights Mason Lodge of Chicago Heights and devout supporter of education. Mr. Hayes played a significant role in Ms. Bullie’s life and...

Family & Friends of Emmy Bauer

Family & Friends of Emmy Bauer

The Emmy Bauer Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a local resident who was interested in the arts and created both paintings and needle art. A native Germany, Ms. Bauer was a homemaker and enjoyed utilizing her creative side to depict art in the form of...

Family & Friends of Esta K Schneider

Family & Friends of Esta K Schneider

In honor of the late, Mrs. Esta K Schneider, Dr. Melvin Schneider and family established the Esta K. Schneider/Home Healthcare Worker scholarship to assist PSC students working in the Home Healthcare Worker field. When Mrs. Schneider was hospitalized, she was under...

Family & Friends of Harold Kummelehne

Family & Friends of Harold Kummelehne

The Harold Kummelehne Benefit Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation raising funds to help “Our Heroes and Yours.” The fund was started in August 2015 to help Harold Kummelehne, an icon in the local fire service ranks, both as a Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE)...

Family & Friends of Nick Zenzen

Family & Friends of Nick Zenzen

The Nick Zenzen Memorial Scholarship was established in honor Professor Nick Zenzen, a retired PSC biology instructor at Prairie State College.

Family & Friends of Paul Holwick

Family & Friends of Paul Holwick

Paul Holwick was a 52-year old automotive mechanic dedicated to the field for 30 years. When computers became prominent in the industry, he realized he needed to update his skills; thus, enrolling at Prairie State College. Because of his passion for automotive...

Father William T. O'Connor

Father William T. O'Connor

The Father William T. O’Connor Memorial Endowed Latino Scholarship was established in honor of Father William O’Connor, Rev. William T. O’Connor, who was committed to helping the poor and opened a health clinic in a church basement. Father O’Connor, pastor of St....

First Generation Donors

First Generation Donors

The scholarship was established to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college. The educational accomplishments of the anonymous donors could not have been possible without the support of their immigrant parents, who did not have educational...

Florence Kaplan Foundation

Florence Kaplan Foundation

The Florence Kaplan Foundation was created as a not-for-profit charitable organization for the benefit of other charities and college scholarships. The scholarship was established to assist a female of the Jewish faith with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Flossmoor Service League

Flossmoor Service League

Flossmoor Service League is a volunteer organization located in south suburban Flossmoor whose mission is to assist others in need, particularly in helping to provide basic human services through not-for-profit organizations based in the south suburbs of Chicago....

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Endowed Scholarship Program was established in 1989 at 33 four-year colleges and university and nine community/vocational colleges across the United States. Monies to fund the scholarship...

Francis D. Meyer Charitable Lead Trust

Francis D. Meyer Charitable Lead Trust

Francis Meyer established endowments to continue funding charitable agencies and programs he supported, in perpetuity. His family has deep roots in the history of Northwest Indiana and founded Calumet State Bank, now known as Bank Calumet.

Friends of Dr. Timothy Lightfield & Ms. Deborah Lightfield

Friends of Dr. Timothy Lightfield & Ms. Deborah Lightfield

The Dr. Timothy Lightfield & Deborah Returning Student Scholarship was established in honor of past PSC President Dr. Timothy Lightfield and his wife, Deborah. In recognition of Dr. Lightfield’s tireless and unceasing commitment to continuing education of the adult...

Friends of Patricia Trainor

Friends of Patricia Trainor

The Patricia Trainor Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Patricia Trainor, a long-time resident of Chicago Heights. She was a volunteer at St. James Hospital for many years and respected the Nursing profession.

George & Shirley Kline Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

George & Shirley Kline Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

The George & Shirley Kline Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Shirley Kline, former owner of Kline’s Department Store, in Chicago Heights, IL. Mrs. Kline also spent 20 years as a board member for the Prairie State College Foundation, which...

Homewood Rotary Foundation

Homewood Rotary Foundation

The Homewood Rotary Foundation’s mission is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND. High ethical standards...

Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF)

Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF)

The Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) manages over $2 million in investments that generate funds for the various scholarships that are awarded at all 48 of the community colleges in the 39 districts in Illinois. Each year the Foundation gives up to...

Jim Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Jim Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Jim Campbell was an instructor at Prairie State College for 32 years. His educational experience spans over 48 years, beginning in 1951 when he started working in the Riverside Elementary School District. He served in World War II as a member of the 8th Air Force...

Manny Hoffman

Manny Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman was inducted into Homewood’s Hall of Fame in October 2008. He was a village trustee from 1977 to 1985 and mayor from 1985 to 1991. He also served as Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board president, a Rich Township trustee, a state representative from...

Martin Anthonisen Scholarship

Martin Anthonisen Scholarship

The Martin Anthonisen Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mr. Martin Anthonisen, a long-time community member and business owner. He was the founder of Anthonisen Financial Services, located on Dixie Highway, in Flossmoor, and he and his family have been...

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century ? championing the needs of women, children, and families ? while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child...