Plainfield Township Youth Excellence Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application 2024

Thank you for applying for a Plainfield Township Youth Excellence Scholarship.  Each fiscal year, Plainfield Township offers various scholarships up to $1,000 each. Please read the following information carefully.  If you have any questions, please email Trustee Matthew C. Starr at

Eligibility for Scholarship (applications accepted January 1st – March 1st each year):

  • Must be a graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of at least 4.00 on a 5.00 scale or a 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale.
  • Must be a resident* of Plainfield Township.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials, or business people.
  • Must submit official high school transcript.
  • Must submit a cover letter and completed application form by specified deadline.
  • Must plan to enroll as a student at a college, university, junior/community college, or trade school. Proof of acceptance into a school or program is required.

Application Procedures:

  • The deadline for this application and all required documents for the scholarships is March 1st. Application must be postmarked or delivered in person to the Plainfield Township Administration Building by no later than March 1st.  Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicant must meet all the eligibility criteria (stated above) before applying.
  • All parts of the application must be typed or written in black ink legibly.
  • The Plainfield Township Scholarship Committee will review all applications and will make its recommendations to the Plainfield Township Board. Recommendations for the scholarships will be made by the May Board Meeting.  Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants chosen to receive scholarships will be notified of the decision.

Application Checklist:

  • Cover Letter: Student must submit a cover letter.
  • Application: All parts of the application must be completed, and the applicant must sign and date the application.
  • Transcripts: Applicants must submit an official high school transcript indicating most recent academic history.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation.
  • Proof of Acceptance: Applicant must submit proof of acceptance into a college, university, junior/community college, or trade school.

Disclaimer: The children/dependents of any Plainfield Township elected official or township-employed staff (including the Assessor’s Office, Highway Department, & Cemetery) are ineligible to apply for any scholarship funds.

*Click here to verify residency within Plainfield Township

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