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DuPage County Announces 2014 Scholarship Program

Posted April 15, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.

The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is 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 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.

Five scholarships are available this year 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 Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014.

For more information, contact the DuPage County Department of Community Services at (630) 407-6500, or call the toll free number at 800-942-9412. TTY access is available at (630) 407-6502.

2014 Teen Tech Week: Book Dominoes

Posted March 21, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Teen Services

On Friday, March 14th, local youth worked together to create a domino track of books through the Library.

The event was part of Teen Tech Week at Villa Park Public Library and was recorded and posted to YouTube after the event.

They joined thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, DIY @ your library ® to raise awareness about how Villa Park Public Library extends teens’ learning beyond the classroom.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

What’s New in the High School Collection

Posted March 5, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

Check out these new arrivals in the High School Collection:

no one else

when I was greatest

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fundraiser

Posted February 26, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

vp chamber logoOn Thursday, March 6th, The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast Buffet. The event will be hosted by Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Avenue, in Villa Park. (Park in the South Lot, and enter through Door 4.) Doors open at 8:00 AM. The cost is a donation of $25 per person. To RSVP call: 630-941-9133, or email  The entire donation will be used exclusively for the Scholarship Fund.

App Competition for High School Students

Posted February 11, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has announced the 8th District’s participation in the U.S. House STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Competition. To get students ready for the challenge, there will be an Informational Session on Saturday, February 22nd, from 2-4PM at the Arlington Heights Library.

The House STEM App Challenge begins February 1st. This competition is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. This is a nationwide competition that allows students from across the country to create and exhibit their software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

To register for this informational session, send an email with your name and contact information to:    If you have any questions, call Tammy Duckworth’s District office at (847)413-1959

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