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Professional Development Grants

The Community Foundation offers a number of educational enrichment grants. Click any title in the list at right for more information and eligibility requirements. You may view application instructions and download forms where available.

Click on any of the grants below to show details about deadlines, eligibility and how to apply.

James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship

Amount: $1,400 loan repayment

Description: This grant is awarded annually to a teacher who aspires to positively affect the futures of their students, embodies a worthy role model for their colleagues, and enhances the quality and the reputation of Oak Park Elementary School District 97.

Eligibility: Certified teachers in their first or second year of teaching in Oak Park Elementary School District 97.

Application Deadline: Applications are due April 1, 2022. LINK HERE to apply online.

There are a variety of college scholarships and student enrichment grants also available through the Community Foundation.


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