CONTACT Tarkington

310 Scott Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2775

Fax: 847-419-3074

Attendance: 847-520-2776



Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Tarkington Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

NEU Tarkington Scholarship

February 2, 2022

Topic: Updates

NEU Tarkington Scholarship 2022

The NEU Tarkington Scholarship will provide a $500 scholarship to a former Tarkington student. This scholarship is for current high school seniors who will be enrolling in college, university or higher education coursework for the fall 2022 school year. In addition to submitting academic records, applicants will be asked to write an essay in response to the question: How has attending a No Excuses University school impacted your choice to attend college?

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Must have attended Tarkington beginning with the year it was accepted as a No Excuses University school; 2008-2009 through present day.
  • Be accepted and plan to enroll in a college, university or higher education program

Along with the Application Form, applicant must submit: 

  • Photocopy of official high school transcript
  • Photocopy of ACT or SAT Score Report 
  • Photocopy of letter of acceptance from a college, university or higher education program
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Submit a typed essay of 300-500 words responding to the question: How has attending a No Excuses University school impacted your choice to attend college?


Submission deadline: March 4th at 11:59 pm

Late applications will not be accepted. 

How Scholarship Applications are Judged and Selected:

A group of students and teachers will blindly determine the scholarship winner based on the following criteria:

  • presentation of application (spelling, grammar, etc.)
  • quality of essay question response 
  • academic achievement

Please submit your APPLICATION with the required paperwork by Online Submission or Mail/Drop Off Delivery

Online Application: Use this FORM to submit everything online

Mail: Booth Tarkington School If you have questions, please contact

NEU Scholarship Committee Tarkington School 847-520-2775.

310 S. Scott St.

Wheeling, IL 60090


The Scholarship winner will be notified in May. The winner may be asked to speak at a Tarkington school event or record a video to be shared with Tarkington students.