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2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

February 01, 2015

UPDATE: 2015 scholarship winners have been chosen!  Stay tuned for announcements about our 2015 winners!

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2014 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS DINNER

June 13, 2014

Get Ready! Common Roots Initiative (CRI) is gearing up for our annual awards banquet dinner.  The event will be held on Friday June 13, 2014 at Biesiada (formerly Villa Nova Banquets) in Villa Park, IL. 

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2014 CRI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CHOSEN

2014 CRI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CHOSEN

May 25, 2014

Common Roots Initiative is proud to announce our Student Scholarship winner for Spring 2014: Liliana Uriostegui. 

Liliana Uriostegui, a senior at Proviso East High School (PEHS) and Maywood resident, plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.  She aspires to attend Hawaii Pacific University.  Liliana is an active volunteer at St. Ealalia Parish in Maywood. 

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TWO TEACHERS TO RECEIVE CRI $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

TWO TEACHERS TO RECEIVE CRI $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

December 16, 2013

Common Roots Initiative’s outreach to west suburban teachers has doubled this year, thanks to strong community support and two fantastic teachers.

CRI has awarded the CRI 2013 Teacher Scholarship to educators at Proviso East High School — Ashley Glickman, an English teacher and Alexander Aschoff, a Science teacher. They will receive $1,000 each to fund their classroom initiatives.

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CRI AWARDS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO WEST SUBURBAN STUDENT

May 03, 2013

Antony Greenhow, a senior at Proviso East High School (PEHS) and Maywood resident, plans to pursue a psychology degree at Southern Illinois University. Common Roots Initiative (CRI) awarded Greenhow its $1,000 Spring 2013 Student Scholarship to help him achieve that goal. This is the fourth consecutive $1,000 scholarship CRI has provided since the charity began giving financial assistance to students and educators in 2012.

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