Paul J. Schaffhausen Memo­r­i­al Scholarships

Mr. Paul J. Schaffhausen served with hon­or, integri­ty and dis­tinc­tion for fif­teen years on the Board of Direc­tors for Friend­ship Senior Options and its affil­i­ates. Paul pro­vid­ed out­stand­ing lead­er­ship and worked with dili­gence, com­pas­sion and vig­or to achieve the goals set forth, earn­ing him the respect and affec­tion of his peers and with his pass­ing, left a deep void of sad­ness in our com­mu­ni­ties. Paul cham­pi­oned the impor­tance of edu­ca­tion and life­long learn­ing, shar­ing his knowl­edge with all of us for the bet­ter­ment of our com­mu­ni­ties and soci­ety. In his mem­o­ry, Friend­ship Senior Options Foun­da­tion renamed the schol­ar­ship pro­gram in 2019 to the Paul J. Schaffhausen Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ships.

Our mantra is Get Set. Forged in friend­ship, our prepa­ra­tion for the future is dri­ven by curios­i­ty, inno­va­tion and lead­er­ship. Edu­ca­tion is key to this prepa­ra­tion. Our Foun­da­tion is pleased to announce the cre­ation and fund­ing of our newest ini­tia­tive to invest in young adults prepar­ing to Get Set through high­er edu­ca­tion. Through the gen­eros­i­ty of donors, our Foun­da­tion ful­fills our organization’s phil­an­thropic objec­tives, empow­er­ing our com­mu­ni­ty to build a bet­ter tomor­row. We’re proud to announce the addi­tion of this schol­ar­ship pro­gram and look for­ward to sup­port­ing the out­stand­ing stu­dents who win this year’s awards.

Friend­ship Senior Options Asso­ciate Scholarship

EXCLU­SIVE­LY for Friend­ship Senior Options asso­ciates and their fam­i­lies!
Asso­ciate Application

  • Appli­cant must be a high school senior.
  • Appli­cant must be an asso­ciate of Friend­ship Senior Options or the child of a Friend­ship Senior Options asso­ciate in good stand­ing for more than twelve months.
  • Appli­cant must be pur­su­ing a degree, licen­sure or certificate.
  • Appli­cant must demon­strate a 3.0 grade point aver­age on a 4.0 scale.
  • Appli­cant may receive up to $1,000 in twelve months, paid to the applicant’s school.

Friend­ship Senior Options Com­mu­ni­ty Scholarship

Com­mu­ni­ty Application

  • Appli­cant must be a high school senior liv­ing in Friend­ship Senior Options’ key mar­kets: Bartlett, Batavia, Elk Grove Vil­lage, Hanover Park, Hoff­man Estates, Gene­va, Roselle, Saint Charles, Schaum­burg, Stream­wood, South Elgin and West Chicago.
  • Appli­cant must be pur­su­ing a degree, licen­sure or certificate.
  • Appli­cant must demon­strate a 3.0 grade point aver­age on a 4.0 scale.
  • Appli­cant may receive up to $1,000 in twelve months, paid to the applicant’s school.

Required Doc­u­men­ta­tion for Both Scholarships

  • Com­plet­ed schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion with essay response
  • High school transcript
  • Rec­om­men­da­tion let­ter (Let­ter can­not be from a fam­i­ly mem­ber.)
    Friend­ship Senior Options cham­pi­ons six Core Val­ues: faith, integri­ty, com­mu­ni­ty, ser­vice, stew­ard­ship, and growth. The rec­om­men­da­tion let­ter should reflect the applicant’s com­mit­ment to one or more of these six traits.

Con­tact Information

Since 1900 the 65 and old­er pop­u­la­tion has dou­bled three times.

—Center on Aging