Rey Cervantes Memorial Scholarship


The Rey Cervantes Memorial Scholarship is given by the family of the late Plainfield Academy teacher Rey Cervantes, who passed away in December 2020 from COVID-19. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating District 202 senior.


The scholarship must be used to further the student’s education whether at a post-secondary college or university, or a junior college to study education. Preference is given to those who plan to study special education. 


  • Applicants must have a "C" average (cumulative GPA of 3 or higher

  • Provide a copy of first semester transcripts

  • Provide up to two letters of recommendation

  • Complete an essay answering these questions:

    • What do you hope to accomplish by going into the field of education?

    • What uniquely qualifies you to be chosen for this scholarship? 


Apply by March 15, 2024




One, $1,000 scholarship per year.