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How Will I Learn About My Status?
After WSCDC has received the completed application including video, the applicant if chosen as a finalist will be notified by an email letter and/or telephone call by June 29, 2018. Scholarship recipients (winners) will be notified by email letter and/or telephone by July 9, 2018 informing the applicant of WSCDC’s final decision and next steps. 

Any applicant not contacted by WSCDC by June 29, 2018 unfortunately was not chosen as a finalist. Don’t fret, we will have more scholarship awards, stay tuned or sign up for our email blast/letter. 

If I Am Awarded A WSCDC Scholarship, What Are My Next Steps?
You are required to attend and perform at the 2018 WSCDC 'Making a Change' Scholarship Reception, July 28, 2018. You are required to perform/render original work for the sponsors and attendees.


Scholarship will be awarded at the 2018 WSCDC 'Making a Change' Reception, where the recipient must be present. Money can be used for: school / training tuition, books, supplies and fees.

NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. WSCDC scholarships are intended only for the residents of Illinois. To be awarded a WSCDC Community Scholarship the following is required:

1) Completion of the application including video submission

❏ age and residency information, name of institution you will be attending, a valid email, mailing address, and a contact phone number

WSCDC scholarships are the sole property of West Suburban Community Development Corp, Nonprofit (WSCDC). None of our scholarships are affiliated, sponsored by or directly endorsed by any school, college, institution of higher education, university or government entity.

WSCDC scholarships are open to high school seniors (12th grade), accepted or enrolled in an institute of higher education. Applicants must be permanent residents, refugees or qualified immigrants of Illinois. 


By participating in WSCDC offered scholarships, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these official rules and the decisions of WSCDC (also referred to as “the Sponsor,” “we”, “our” or “us”), which are final and binding.

WSCDC can be reached by mail at 2010 St. Charles Road, Maywood, IL 60153, Scholarship Inquiry.
Include a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply.

To successfully apply for any one of our scholarships, an individual must complete the specific online application associated with the scholarship and associated requirements. Each applicant may enter each specific scholarship competition once during the posted registration time frame.

Neither we, nor any of the various interests that may help to sponsor our scholarships, are responsible for entries containing technical errors of any kind. This includes an entrant omitting or deleting any information, or data that is corrupted on submission. Similarly, each applicant is solely responsible to ensure their entry is complete and not invalid, compromised, corrupted or otherwise inadmissible. 

Entries that are intentionally or otherwise falsified, incomplete, damaged or fail to meet basic requirements of a specified scholarship will be immediately disqualified.


All entries for any scholarships become the property of and will not be returned. We are not responsible for any claims, liabilities or damages in conjunction with the Scholarship of any specific scholarships mentioned or offered on this site. We are not responsible for any liabilities, damages or claims made in conjunction with the process of adhering to the scholarship rules.

To report technical issues, mail your comments or concerns to:
WSCDC 2010 St. Charles Road, Maywood, IL 60153, ATTN: Scholarship or email:

We reserve the right to disqualify entrants for any reason, at any time. Scholarship rules, dates, and guidelines are subject to updates and/or modifications at any time and for any reason, without notification.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the    e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The "authorized account holder" is further defined as the person granted use of an     e-mail address assigned by an internet access provider, business or other entity responsible for managing email addresses on the associated domain.

The winners' information and submission will be confirmed by a WSCDC scholarship review panel. The decisions of the scholarship review panel are final as to the awarded winners. 


Any use of personal information will be in accordance with our posted general Privacy Statement. The potential winner will be notified by: e-mail and/or by telephone. 


If a potential finalist or winner cannot be contacted after reasonable effort expended over a 14 (fourteen) day period, the potential finalist/winner forfeits their claim and a secondary entrant may be selected in his/her place. Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of the official rules and winning will be contingent upon fulfilling all requirements previously mentioned.

The scholarship monies will be paid via Check or visa card directly to the winner’s school or winner upon verification that the winner is qualified and adhered to appropriate protocols with the application and submission process. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and votes. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE

Scholarships are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. If the winner chooses not to accept his/her Scholarship, an alternate winner may be chosen. The award will be paid in one lump sum as indicated above.

Each Scholarship or award is non-transferable. WSCDC (the Sponsor) reserves the right to substitute a Scholarship of equal or greater value at its own discretion.

By participating, entrants:
(a) Agree that WSCDC and their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, agencies, directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, volunteers and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or scholarship shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole
or in part, these scholarships, including entry and participation in these scholarships and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Scholarship(s).

(b) Agree that WSCDC and its employees and agents have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Scholarship including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.

(c) Agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of WSCDC scholarship panel and/or board (including but not limited to eligibility determinations) which are final and binding in all respects.

(d) Consent to use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness and any statements made or attributed to the principles for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with our scholarships without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

All entrants agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to a scholarship offered on this site, they will indemnify WSCDC from any and all such claims, including the attorneys' fees related thereto. WSCDC shall not be liable for entries and winner notification responses that are technically damaged, incomplete, lost or otherwise unusable. WSCDC is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, inaccurate or misdirected entries, whether caused by any
technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries for a scholarship; computer system, phone line, computer equipment or computer malfunctions, software, program malfunctions, other failures, other errors, delays, or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature.

Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, WSCDC and its employees; and agents; liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the scholarship, and in no event shall the released parties be liable for attorneys' fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages. ANY PERSON ATTEMPTING TO DEFRAUD OR IN ANY WAY TAMPER WITH A SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED ON THIS SITE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND MAY BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WSCDC reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend any scholarship should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the scholarship. WSCDC further reserves the right to modify the rules of each scholarship in any way and at any time. Notice of any such changes may be posted on our website.

Each scholarship is governed by the laws of Illinois, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participation, participants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with a scholarship shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Illinois having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted
to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of- pocket expenses (e.g. costs associated with entering), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


WSCDC Privacy Policy
We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. The Privacy Policy below addresses those concerns. We recognize and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use and disclose any personally identifying information ("Personal Information') gathered through our website.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Your use of our site and submission of Personal Information online constitutes acceptance and understanding of this Policy as in effect at the time of your submission. 


To contact us regarding this policy or other issues, please send a SASE to:
WSCDC 2010 St. Charles Road, Maywood, IL 60153, ATTN: Privacy Statement or email:

The Information We Collect and What We Do With It
We do not collect personal information from visitors to our site unless you voluntarily decide to transmit it to us through one of the provided forms or links. In order to request information or apply to WSCDC scholarships, the user must first complete a form containing personal information, that may include: name, mailing address, e mail address, phone number, school information and more. We use this information to qualify entrant and for sponsorship data. We do not make available nor sell this information for any other reason to any other third party. We may disclose your personal information to contractors or service providers who provide services or perform functions on our behalf - for example, our processing staff, data technology service provider or consultant. Those contractors and service providers are permitted to use your personal information only for the purpose for which it has been provided and may not disclose it to any other third party.
How Do We Use Cookies?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by this website through the use of "cookies". Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors. Identifying repeat visitors and tracking their movements using cookies allows us to facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow us to more accurately track user behavior and compile aggregate data to enable content and structural improvements. Cookies are not intrusive, and they will not damage files. Cookies assign a unique number to the visitor that carries no meaning beyond the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny the cookie feature. We may use this technology, but it is only to improve users' visits, experiences and interactions within our site. We also may use third party advertisements on WSCDC to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site.
Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy
This website is child-friendly and we welcome young people to learn more about WSCDC and any potential high school, college and educational scholarship opportunities we may have available. We encourage this to be done only with parental knowledge and supervision. We are available to answer your questions and/or hear your concerns.


For questions, volunteering and/or donations email us at our site:


Winners, by accepting the scholarship, agree that the scholarship is awarded on the condition that WSCDC and its agents, officers, directors, representatives, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize or participation in the giveaway. Winner further acknowledges that WSCDC has not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for the warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or law, relative to the prize including but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness. All entries submitted become the property of WSCDC and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules, and that the decision of WSCDC is final and binding in all matters relating to the giveaway. Any taxes imposed upon a prize will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.


Scholarship recipients, where lawful, grant permission for the use of recipient’s name, voice, city, state and photograph or videotape for advertising and promotional purposes in conjunction with this and similar promotions without any compensation.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you check back with us again soon!

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