We've got a big name with a big purpose:

Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Dollars for Scholars is dedicated to the continuing education, development, mentoring and improvement of chamber members and providing scholarships for High School Seniors and College students affiliated with the Northern Kane County Chamber or residing in the NKCCC market area. The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce (NKCCC) is an advocate for commerce, industry and development in the northern Fox Valley villages of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow and West Dundee, IL.


Scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors and College students affiliated with the NKC Chamber or residing in the NKCC market area.

The number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded is related to our fundraising total each year. In May 2023, four scholarships in the amount of $2000 each were awarded.

Students must apply for scholarships through the web portal. The selection process takes into consideration academic achievement, school activities, faculty appraisal, community service, work experience, family situation and a written statement of goals and aspirations. Click on the Student & Parents tab above for application instructions.

If you are a student looking for our Dollars for Scholars chapter scholarships, you're in the right place! Just click "Student and Parent Login" to begin filling out your student profile -- not only will you find and apply for our scholarships that way, you'll also discover scholarships from across the Scholarship America network that you may be eligible for. You'll also find valuable financial aid, college success, internship and career resources, so get started today!


How are the scholarships funded?

We have two sources for funding our Dollars for Scholars® program:

We meet once a month at various venues in the Northern Kane County area. Programs range from educational to entertaining to business building offerings. At each meeting, we raise funds for our scholarships by selling raffle tickets for items donated by Chamber Members.

Monthly luncheons are held the first Thursday September through May with the exception of special events December and May. The Holiday Luncheon and Grand Raffle is the major fund raiser hosted annually by NKCC Women in Business Dollars for Scholars to benefit our scholarship program. All Chamber Members and their guests are invited to attend, enjoy the fellowship and help contribute to the Scholarship Fund. Click on the "News&Events" tab at the top of this page to see upcoming events.

We accept corporate donation from area businesses and foundations. As a chapter of Dollars for Scholars®, a program of Scholarship America®, our chapter is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and therefore a publicly supported charity. Corporate donations to the NKCC Women in Business Dollars for Scholars® chapter are fully tax deductable. 


Would you like to be part of a big purpose?



Your financial contribution of any size is welcomed and encouraged to ensure the availability of scholarship funds.  You Gift to Dollars for Scholars® is an investment in our community.  Click on the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page to make a tax deductible donation.



We invite you to join us for networking, business education and scholarship fundraising.  Click on the "Events" button at the top for a listing of upcoming events.



Encourage students to apply through our web portal.  Their application will be entered into the Scholarship America® system where they will be presented with all the scholarship they are eligible for in the database.