The Friends of Lake Villa District Library Award the 2022 Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 19, Maxwell Krieger, Jimena Ponce and Sarah Ouantar were awarded the 2022 Friends of Lake Villa District Library Scholarships. Each will receive $1,000.00 to further their education in the upcoming school year.

The Friends of LVDL’s Scholarship program, established in 2018,  is for high school seniors who reside in Lake Villa Township and who plan to pursue a two- or four-year degree at a vocational school, community college or university. The scholarship committee works with guidance counselors at high schools within Lake Villa Township to reach as many applicants as possible. In addition to providing academic and financial need information, the Friends require applicants to name three books that have impacted their life as well as the role books and/or libraries have played. 

This year, fourteen students submitted applications; six finalists were chosen for the interview phase of the process and from there, the three recipients were selected. According to Judy Stone, member of the Friends Scholarship Committee, “Each student was quite exceptional, which made the final decision difficult.”

Maxwell Krieger, Grayslake North High School, will attend University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. Jimena Ponce, Grant Community High School, will attend University of Illinois/Chicago. Sara Ouantar, Grayslake North High School, will attend College of Lake County.

Lake Villa District Library enriches life in our community by connecting people with resources, services, spaces and each other. 


Nina Kenney

Head of Communications