Sandwich Education Foundation


The purpose of the Sandwich Education Foundation is to secure and channel private funds to support, promote, supplement and enrich the educational programs and activities of students and to develop links among business, government, and civic organizations which will enhance community support of the programs and activities of students of any age and who may be served within the boundaries of Sandwich Community Unit School District #430.


In the Spring grants may be applied for by school or community members.  The educational need must be used to enrich or supplement the educational program.  After the May 31st deadline, applications will be reviewed and recipients will be notified.  A copy of the application may be found here.


The foundation awards the Harry and Lucille Cortright Memorial Scholarship and the Sandwich Education Foundation Scholarship to any graduating or post-secondary student of Sandwich School District #430 who is planning education beyond high school.  All students interested in attending an accredited college, university, trade school, business school, nursing program or other similar educational institution to acquire special skills is eligible for these scholarships.  Applications can be picked up from the Sandwich High School Guidance office or here and must be received by the Foundation by the deadline specified on the application, which is around April 1st. Please see the application for the deadline for this year.





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Sandwich High School

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PO Box 44

Sandwich, IL  60548



Mike Butler

Carol Laube

Dave Scharenberg

Dan Staffin

Dorothy Wilgus

Jeanette Wright





Our annual auction/dance raised $13,000 in 2016.
The Foundation is looking for people to join. To serve as a trustee, there is no requirement to be an employee of the District or to have a child in the school system. The only real requirement is your willingness to assist the Foundation in achieving its goals. You are encouraged to attend a meeting to ask questions and decide if this is a good fit for you. All interested parties are welcome, and the group is open to suggestions. If the Education Foundation is something you might be interested in supporting, please contact current Board President, Dorothy Wilgus at 630-303-4978 or

In 2016, scholarships were awarded to Thomas Saitta and Blair Wright. Ten grants totaling approximately $6,000 were awarded for the 2015-2016 school year.