KJO Memorial Scholarship Recommendation

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  • This will help us match this recommendation with the right student.
  • Coach of which team? Teacher, Community Service Sponsor, etc.
  • Part 2: Three words and why you chose them!

  • Give specific examples that explain and expand on how you selected these three words. The committee welcomes comments that will help us differentiate this student from other in his or her class.
  • If you have a recommendation you would like to include, attach it here. We still would like you to answer the above question regarding the three words and why you chose them.

    We accept any format this year but prefer PDFs.

  • Part 3: Submit the Recommendation

  • Thank you for participating in our scholarship process!
    Selecting from all the wonderful candidates is very challenging and your participation helps us immensely!!


The Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Fund was established by Kelli’s family to keep her memory alive through future education opportunities for other young people. The scholarship fund is in the form of a donor-advised fund facilitated by the Chicago Community Trust.