Alumni - Sponsored SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS for Seniors, list of Winners
Alumni-sponsored scholarships are given to LPHS college-bound seniors who have shown evidence of need and a combination of
2) leadership and character,
3) service to the school and
4) motivation in overcoming obstacles during their years at LPHS.
These funds originated because of alumni interest since the school Centennial in 1999 and/or in support of the Alumni Association since it was founded in 2001.
Past winners are listed below descriptions of each award.
WALLER/LPHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (current)
During preparations for the 1999 Centennial, Nancy Stocking, wife of alumnus Warren Stocking (1954), donated $1,000 to the school in his memory, establishing this general Alumni Scholarship Fund. We are most grateful to her for providing the impetus for subsequent awards to help deserving students with college expenses.
Criteria for receiving the award are: academic achievement, service to the school and community, and leadership potential. From 2001 to 2003, $500 awards were given. Since June 2004, awards of $1,000 or more have been given.
CURRENT SPECIAL FUNDS (ongoing)
William Leaveck Memorial Fund
This award, first awarded in June 2004, is for musically talented students (in the instrumental or vocal music program), in memory of William Leaveck, president of the revived Waller/LPHS Alumni Association from 2001 to 2003. It is awarded when enough funds are available.
PRFC Inc Attlee D. Washington Scholarship
Initiated in 2009 by Glen Washington (class of 1971), Board member, in honor of his father.
Jones Family Scholarship
Initiated in 2011 by Perry Jones (class of 1979), Board member
PAST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Neal Ball Award
Given by a former Board member (from the class of 1953) in 2001 and 2002 -- to students who showed ability, leadership and character, service to the school and motivation in overcoming obstacles during their years at LPHS.
Elizabeth & Charles McLean Scholarship Fund
Scholarship of $1,000, funded by Kristina McLean (1989) in honor of her parents, from 2004 to 2006; were presented to graduating seniors planning to pursue studies in a mathematics or science field.
Elizabeth and Charles lived in the Lincoln Park community for over 40 years. They were involved in many community organizations and were strong supporters of Waller/LPHS.
Charles Henry McLean was born in Chicago and grew up in Logan Square. After graduating from Steinmetz High School, he served in the Navy from 1945-48. He enrolled at the University of Illinois at the Navy Pier campus upon returning, and later graduated from the Champaign campus, earning a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He began his career at the Chicago Bureau of Street Traffic, where he met his wife Elizabeth Jackson. Upon marrying, Elizabeth and Charles McLean became the first married licensed engineers in the nation. In 1962, he began a 30-year stint with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), where he oversaw the state highway system in the six-county Chicago region. He played a key role in the development of the Minutemen Patrol (the automated system that notes and broadcasts traffic congestion reports) and in creating the program that lets motorists make free cell phone calls to *999 to report traffic and other problems on the area expressways. After leaving IDOT, he went to work for his wife, Elizabeth, at EJM Engineering, Inc.
Elizabeth Jackson McLean was born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and was the only woman in her class when she worked her way through college. When she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in engineering, less than one percent of the civil engineers in the nation were women. Working for the City of Chicago, she become first deputy commissioner of public works and the first woman to hold such a position in Chicago. After twelve years, she left to form her own engineering consulting firm: EJM Engineering, Inc.
Winners of Alumni-Sponsored Awards since 2001
Sheri Lohrman – Neal Ball Award
June 2013Jennifer Escobar
Christine Taylor--Atlee D. Washington Award