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Holly Club- Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship

Holly Club- Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship

​Holly Club of Joliet was founded over 130 years ago by a small group of young women who had a heart for service and wanted to help the less fortunate within their own community.  It is fitting, then, that today Holly Club awards scholarships every year to young people who also demonstrate a heart for service.

The Barbara J. Rakoski Volunteerism College Scholarship was named for the Holly Club member who spearheaded the award and who served the club faithfully from 1984 until her passing in 2003. 

Holly Club scholarships are one way in which its members demonstrate commitment to the youth in our community. We hope to recognize and encourage young people who are already exhibiting the practice of being outward focused and showing gratitude through the act of giving back.

Consequently, while we wish to award students (male or female) whose GPA and college-entrance scores demonstrate the ability to succeed in post-high school academics, it is the characteristic of desiring to serve that is the most important in the selection process.

In 2021 three recipients pursuing a two-year or four-year degree will be awarded a one-time $1000 scholarship. Application materials are being provided to approximately 16 area high schools; more than one winner per school is permissible.

Following are the required application materials for candidates who wish to be considered for this scholarship.
Deadline for submission is February 15, 2022.

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