W.P. McElroy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500
Yvonne W. McElroy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500
W.P. "Mac" and Yvonne McElroy were members of UMCG from 1962 until their deaths respectively in 2009 and 2012.
They retired in 1985 from the Geneva Community Unit School District 304 after 23 years of service. Mac was the high school principal and guidance counselor at Geneva High School, and Yvonne taught 5th grade at Fourth Street School. Prior to their years of working with youth and families in Geneva, they served schools in Homer, Mahomet, Monticello and Kankakee.
Both grew up during the Depression and greatly appreciated the scholarship and community support they received to continue their education during those difficult years.
Their family has established these memorial scholarships to honor their public service and commitment to education.
Candidates must meet the following criteria: