Service League Scholarship Program

The Service League of Crystal Lake is extremely proud to sponsor educational scholarships for deserving high school and McHenry County College students in our community. These awards are given to qualified individuals demonstrating academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need. Between 2019-2023, the Service League of Crystal Lake has been able to give out 116 scholarships totaling $167,000.

Students who are living in the Crystal Lake area, attending a Crystal Lake area high school and are interested in a Service League scholarship award are encouraged to either contact their school guidance counselor for an application or download the application here. All scholarship applications for 2024 are due no later than March 22, 2024. More information can also be requested by e-mailing us at

Service League Legacy Scholarship

Service League’s largest annual scholarship is the Service League Legacy Scholarship. This is an award of $10,000 to one student, who our scholarship committee feels has shown great promise and resilience despite hardship and has demonstrated the importance of service to their community.

Our legacy scholarship is also designed to honor a member of Service League who has shown incredible dedication to our group and has gone above and beyond the typical scope of our work to honor our mission. The executive board chooses which member to honor based on her achievements within our organization. The 2024 honoree is Sandy Kubik.

Sandy has been a member of Service League for over 25 years. In those 25 years she has:

  • Chaired the holiday gala
  • Served as Outreach chairperson
  • Co-chaired a farm to table dinner which provided funds to help open the Crystal Lake location of the Family Health Partnership Clinic
  • Sat on countless committees
  • And perhaps most importantly, Sandy started and funded what is known as our Emilio Fund

With money that she was gifted after the passing of a relative, whose name was Emilio, Sandy donated her inheritance to create a Service League outreach fund for those who need more money than our traditional outreach provides. This fund could provide funds for a security deposit for a woman leaving an abusive relationship or an unexpected funeral expense. The fund might be a mortgage payment for a new widow, or any number of unmanageable expenses. Not only did Sandy provide the initial money to establish the Emilio fund, but she has also personally replenished it at least once.

Sandy serves on our membership committee, and she is a terrific mentor to our new members. Congratulations to Sandy!

2024 Legacy Scholarship Honoree - Sandy Kubik

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Crystal Lake South High School

Crystal Lake South High School Scholarship Recipients

Prairie Ridge High School

Prairie Ridge High School Scholarship Recipients

Crystal Lake Central High School

Crystal Lake Central High School Scholarship Recipients