Since 2004, the Bonfield Express Foundation has given over $400,000 in scholarships to 182 seniors at six local high schools including: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle and Westmont high schools.

2018 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 2017—2018 school year. See your high school counselor for deadline information.

2017 bonfield Scholarship Recipients

Downers Grove North High School
Dominic Cappetta
Zachary Goliszewski
Emily Grigg
Joseph Keys
Brigid Miller
Abigail Murphy
Nicole Smetana
Bianca Spalla
Paige Williamson

Downers Grove South High School
Garrett Burns
Kayla Carlson
Grace Januszewski
Shana Johnson
Kenneth Kruse
Anthony Mariani
Maddison Paladino
Benjamin Paynic
Nicholas Rohl
Claire Wagner

Hinsdale Central High School
Ona Ambrozaite      

Hinsdale South High School
Sarah Garcia

Lisle High School
Christopher Faulstich

Westmont High School
Zoe Okon


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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 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 2017, the Foundation provided $10,000 to recognize student love of learning through support for the program’s community based experiences.

Character. Commitment. Community.