Enhance the Future Scholarship

The Enhance the Future Scholarship is for Pekin High School seniors who graduate during the school year (mid-year or end-of-year) who attended North Pekin-Marquette Heights School District 102 for, at least, six (6) years and who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school. Students who attended District 102 Schools who still live within the District 102 boundaries, but will be graduating from a different high school may still apply for consideration. If chosen, a scholarship of $500 will be awarded to recipients. Recipients are selected by a committee of District 102 current and/or retired staff members.

The presentation of this scholarship is made at the Georgetowne Middle School graduation at the end of the school year. This scholarship is an ongoing project originally established by Mr. David Perkins, a retired District 102 teacher with a 39-year teaching career in the district.

For individuals who would like to make a financial contribution to support this scholarship, any support is very much appreciated. Checks should be made to the Marquette Men’s Club. Please note “EFS” on the “For” line of the check. Checks should be mailed to:

N. Pekin-Marquette Heights District 102
51 Yates Rd.
Marquette Heights, IL 61547
C/o Enhance the Future

The District 102 office will record and copy all checks received.

For questions, please call:

Kay Lesko, Scholarship Coordinator, at (309) 387-6979 


Byron Sondgeroth, District 102 Superintendent, at (309) 382-3172.