Each year, the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to three local graduating seniors. The students receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to the college or university of their choice.
There have been some updates made to our application this year. For the first time, students will complete and submit the application online. Also, and more significantly, the Chatham Chamber Board of Directors voted to classify our scholarships as a member benefit, thus opening the scholarships to all high school seniors who meet the following qualifications:
They must reside in Sangamon County; and
They or their parent/guardian must be employed by a Chatham Area Chamber member
Applications will be blind-reviewed based on a combination of academic achievement, volunteer and/or work experience, and essay/response regarding the Chatham Chamber and its work.
The goal of the Chamber Scholarship Program is to promote business within the community. All applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2024.