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If you are a student who has lost a parent or legal guardian to homicide and would like to apply for this college scholarship, please download our application today.

Below are the list of requirements to apply:

  • Applicant must have parent or legal guardian who was a victim of homicide
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen and a high school senior (need proof of residency and birth certificate)
  • Applicant must participate as a camper at our bereavement camp to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must be a student who has been accepted and will be attending an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university
  • Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Applicant must submit a copy of a recent transcript (provide official transcript with seal)
  • Applicant must provide at least two letters of recommendation (cannot be a family member)
  • Applicant must submit an essay about their personal tragedy and how this opportunity would benefit their future
  • Finalists will be interviewed prior to being awarded the scholarship
    This is a one-time scholarship.
  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of funds available, need, and applicant eligibility
  • Scholarship(s) will be disbursed directly to accredited vocational, technical school, college or university
  • Scholarship(s) must be used within a year of being awarded, otherwise it will become void
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded after our fall bereavement camp

As a part of the application process, each applicant who applies will be required to submit an essay about their personal tragedy.   A picture of your parent should be sent with the essay.  Each applicant who applies, with their written consent, will have their parent’s story and picture posted on a dedicated page on our website.

Once the application is completed please submit the following via US mail:

  • Completed application
  • Essay about your personal tragedy and picture of your deceased parent
  • Color copy of your license or state ID
  • Copy of your acceptance letter to an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university you will be attending
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official high school or college transcript
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Scholarship Applications must be post marked by June 30th


Mailing address:

Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation
801 Oak Creek Drive
Lombard IL, 60148
Attn: Scholarship Department

Thank you for your interest!  We look forward to hearing from you!