• Nancy Swartz Scholarship Fund







    Scholarship Description:

    Nancy Swartz was a 1972 HPHS alum who made many positive contributions to the Highland Park High School community. Click here to see a "Letter of Recognition" for Nancy's outstanding contributions. During her time at HPHS, Nancy worked as a tutor with Latino students and was one of the founding members of the Spanish Club.  Nancy went on to major in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and throughout her life practiced her Spanish at every opportunity.  

    Nancy believed in the value of a second language and had a unique appreciation for those who strive to make multiple languages a part of their lives as well.

    In Nancy’s memory, two scholarships of $500.00 each will be awarded annually to senior students that meet the criteria to honor Nancy’s connection to our community. 

    The student should possess characteristics that... 

    • Demonstrate a passion for the Spanish language and culture
    • Demonstrate a willingness to be actively involved in the community
    • Demonstrate a willingness to help others who need help in developing their language skills
    • Scholarship Requirements:

      • Has earned the “Seal of Biliteracy” through the State of Illinois
      • Enrolled in Spanish classes throughout his/her studies at Highland Park High School
      • Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Is interested in continued Spanish language studies at the post-secondary level

      Completed Application Includes:

      • Personal Essay (with statements verifying the requirements above)
      • List of Accomplishments at HPHS
      • List of Accomplishments in the community and in helping others


    The World Languages Department is no longer accepting applications for the Nancy Swartz Scholarship.