Stan Bond Memorial Scholarship

The Western Kane County Republican Organization is offering its third annual scholarship in honor of former chairman Stan Bond who passed away in 2019. Bond was a long-time Sugar Grove Precinct Committeeman, a Montgomery Village Trustee, and the State Central Committeeman for the 14th Congressional District, and was engaged in his community in many ways.


The 2022 scholarship will be awarded based on a 500-word essay.  The topic will be described on the application.

Statues of America's Founding Fathers have been removed. Colleges and schools are changing their names. My Pillow is no longer sold in some stores. Images of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben have been removed from their products. Dr. Seuss has pulled six books from its catalogue. President Trump has been banned from Twitter. People have lost their jobs or college acceptances due to years'-old posts and photos. Facebook plasters "fact check" warnings on many conservative posts. Media bias on the side of progressivism was on full display during the 2020 election. Do Americans still have a First Amendment right to free speech? Or will YOU be cancelled if your thoughts are not politically correct in today's ever-changing outraged world?


Deadline: See application for submission deadline


The scholarship is open to high school and college students residing in the Western Townships of Hampshire, Rutland, Burlington, Plato, Virgil, Kaneville, Blackberry, Big Rock, and Sugar Grove. The $500 scholarship will be awarded based on a 500-word essay. This year's topic is still to be determined. The essays will be anonymously screened and the final decision will be made by Mrs. Marion Bond, Stan's wife. The student must have plans to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college or private high school for the 2022–23 academic year. Funds will be distributed directly to the school.

How to Apply

• Download the scholarship application.

• Write a 500-word essay on the topic described in the application. 

• Submit materials to or to Western Kane County Republican
  Organization, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 782, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

The winner will be notified in July. Funds will be distributed directly to the winner’s school.

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