$3,000 Scholarship from the Hammer

The Deadline for the June 1, 2018 scholarship has passed. The new application will open June 2, 2018.

How to apply:

The Illinois Hammer is invested in our community and deeply believes in its future. We are now accepting applications for a $3,000 scholarship to assist the leaders of tomorrow in furthering their education. To apply, please read the conditions and criteria below and if you’re eligible, fill out the form below, which includes a 300-500 word essay on why you deserve the Illinois Hammer Scholarship. Good luck and thank you!

A new winner of the $3,000 Scholarship will be announced quarterly.

Deadline to apply for this quarter was May 18, 2018. Winner will be announced on June 1, 2018.


Must be at least a Junior in high school or enrolled in an accredited university. Scholarship will be released directly to the school once proof of enrollment is received to our office. Winner must sign a media release and be available for interview. This is a needs-based scholarship, winner must provide tax records indicating parent(s) or guardian make less than $50k a year if they are selected. Must be a current resident Illinois. Please only apply once.

Determination Criteria:

Upon applying, each potential scholarship recipient’s essay will be reviewed by three judges: the senior partner of the law firm at Dworkin & Maciariello, The Director of Communications at Dworkin & Maciariello, and an Illinois school teacher that has over 20 years of experience in the classroom. The essay will be judged based on grammar, creativity, and thoughtfulness. Once the winning essay is selected it will be confirmed that the potential recipient meets conditions necessary, which are stated at IllinoisHammer.com/Scholarship.



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