Since 2004, the Bonfield Express Foundation has given over $660,000 in scholarships to over 228 seniors at six local high schools including: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle and Westmont high schools.

2020 Scholarship information

Scholarship applications will be available (for high school seniors who attend Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle and Westmont high schools) in your Guidance Office or College and Careers Office during the second semester of the 2019—2020 school year. See your high school counselor for deadline information.

2019 bonfield Scholarship Recipients

Downers Grove North High School
Mary Bonanno
Andrew Jackson
Abigail Koors
Julia Kramper
Karli Kwityn
Joseph Martens
Maggie Miller
Brooke Peters
Alexis Printz
Simone Schuller
Daniel Testin
Angela Wong

Downers Grove South High School
Blessing Arthur
Abigail Carlson
Alexa Flores
Alyssa Gawron
Maya Gonzales
Gianna Grippo
Christopher Major
Nicole Molnar
William Morlock
Jillian Paladino
Matthew Perry
Jennifer Szutowicz

Hinsdale Central High School
Chase Tanquilut      

Hinsdale South High School
Marta Mokos

Lisle High School
Joseph Chan

Westmont High School
Jake Dooley


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District 58 and 68

In addition to granting academic scholarships to area high schools, the Bonfield Foundation also supports Downers Grove School District 58 and Woodridge School District 68 students who demonstrated Jim Bonfield's personal perseverance, strong moral character, joy of learning and commitment to community. The Foundation donates $1,000 to each of the 20 schools in Districts 58 and 68 annually to recognize students who demonstrate a love of learning, extra effort and/or good citizenship.  

Community District 99 Special Services

The Bonfield Express Foundation also supports Community District 99’s Special Services Department’s multi-needs program. In 2019, the Foundation once more provided $10,000 to recognize student love of learning through support for the program’s community based experiences.

Character. Commitment. Community.