Diamond Youth Foundation Scholarship Program


Our mission is to increase student awareness of potential career choices through exposure to a variety of disciples and role models, and mentoring.  One of the DYF's primary goals is to provide financial assistance to deserving individuals in the quest of higher education culminating in a four (4) year baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution.

To that end, the Diamond Youth Foundation is pleased to invite you to apply for our annual Scholarship Contest. 


Award Amount:  The DYF Scholarship is valued at $1000.00.


Eligibility:   To be eligible for the DYF Scholarship, the applicant must be a high school graduating senior with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on 4.0 grade scale. The scholarship will only be awarded to those individuals matriculating to higher education in pursuit of a bachelor degree from a fully accredited college or university.   Primary consideration will be given to students residing in Northwestern, Western, and Southwestern suburbs of Chicago, but the scholarship committee will consider all qualified applicants.


Selection will be based on:

  • Academic Performance

  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills

  • Community Service

  • Financial Need

  • Panel Interview


Application must be submitted or post marked by Friday February 15, 2019.   


Completed application should be mailed to:

Diamond Youth Foundation Scholarship Committee

P.O BOX 3955

Naperville, IL 60567



Notification:  If selected as a finalist, applicant will be notified by February 25, 2019.  The applicant will be required to participate in a panel interview to further determine the scholarship award.  Interviews will be conducted within 2 weeks of notification. 


Application Help Conference Call:  Additionally, a conference call (for students, only) to answer questions regarding the application will be on the following dates and time:

  • Saturday January 19, 2019:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Sunday January 27, 2019: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Conference Call Number:  1-712-775-7031        Access Code: 683-700-842


Any questions should be directed to the Scholarship Chairman – David Allen by email at scholarshipchair@diamond-youth.org or by phone at (815) 556-2860.