The Schofield Family Foundation Scholarship

This  Scholarship is awarded to a senior student-athlete at Carl Sandburg High School. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to prolong the development of a game changer and leader in the community. Our goal is that the recipient of this scholarship will

continue to be a role model to his or her peers by having a lasting impact on the current community and the new community he or she is about to embark on. Lastly, as Carl Sandburg alumni, Kendall and Michael are living proof that if you have the courage to follow your dreams and work hard when no one is looking; the sky is the limit. This recipient should have the same mentality.


  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Carl Sandburg High School Student-Athlete
  • Must be committed to compete in collegiate athletics
  • Participated in a sport all four years of high school (doesn’t have to be Sandburg Athletics)
  • Typed 500-word scholarship essay
  • Two recommendations from non-family member
  • Must use scholarship on academics, so cannot be awarded to students with full scholarships
  • Role model within the Sandburg community
  • Game changer
  • Completion of 24 hours of Community Service or more
  • Attend the Schofield Family Foundation Dinner to give a few remarks at the Golf Outing on July 2, 2020
  • Finalists will have an in-person interview on March 16, 2020

Hannah Kilbane – Butler University, Golf

Hannah is the definition of a game changer, role model, and a leader. She will leave Carl Sandburg High School with an incredible legacy as arguably the greatest golfer to ever come out of the school. She placed in the top 10 of every invite that she entered all four years as a varsity member. The 3- time state qualifier is also the first 4-time conference champion in school history. She did all of this while maintaining a 4.4 GPA


What really stood out about the recipient was her transformation into an elite leader over her four-year career. Her talent and work-ethic were never doubted. In fact, for all four years, her coach would encourage his teams to look to her as an example of what it meant to work-hard. Even though during her freshman year she might have only said two words, by her senior she was voted captain by her teammates and blossomed into the vocal leader she needed to be.


With the combination of her talent, work ethic, leadership, and academics: we are honored to present the first annual Schofield Family Foundation Scholarship to the future Butler Bulldog, Hannah Kilbane.