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updated: 4/17/2017 9:55 AM

Palatine chamber group offers scholarship for teen girls

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PALATINE -- The Women in Business Advisory Forum, a networking group of the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, is offering two $1,000 scholarships for female students at Palatine and Fremd high schools.

For the third consecutive year. the group will provide a scholarship for college tuition, fees, books, or supplies. Two awards will be given: one to a student from Fremd High School and one to a student from Palatine High School. To be eligible, female students must have a 3.0 GPA or better, with the intent of attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university in Fall 2017 to pursue a degree in a business-related field.

To apply, students can visit www.palatinechamber.com and select "WIBAF Scholarship" under the Chamber tab. Required materials include the completed 2017 scholarship application form, a noncertified copy of the student's transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The application form includes questions about business coursework, clubs and activities, service and volunteer roles, and a choice of short answer essay questions.

For more information or to request an application form via email, contact Joan Scovic, WIBAF Scholarship Committee Chair, at 847-496-6287 or jscovic@palatineparks.org.