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Dick Arnold and Bill Mueller Memorial Scholarship


Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10 Lilac Lane

Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 627-5040



Purpose: The Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be awarding The Bill Mueller Memorial Scholarship and the Dick Arnold Memorial Scholarship.  These scholarships are named for men who believed in the quality of education and the quality of business.  Bill Mueller was a self- employed Lombard businessman and former Village of Lombard President, as well as a past Lombard Chamber of Commerce President. Dick Arnold was a past Superintendent of Lombard School District 44 and a former Village of Lombard President, as well as a past Executive Director of the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. 


The scholarship committee has determined the parameters of the program:


Eligibility:  High School Seniors and College or Trade students who reside in Lombard or work for a Lombard Chamber member business.  Applicants must not have been awarded a Lombard Chamber Scholarship within the last year.


Scholarships Available:  There will be two (2) - $750 scholarships available.  Each will be awarded to a student for college or trade school tuition/fees. 


Application Process: Complete the Scholarship application and Essay Question.  Applications must be received in the Chamber office no later than 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


Selection Process: The completed application will be reviewed by the Lombard Chamber Education Committee. A decision will be made and communicated to the applicants by the end of April.


Award Process:  The Scholarship winner will be recognized at an Awards gathering in June (TBA).


Recipients must be willing to have their name used for publicity purposes and be available for publicity photos.


Recipients will need to provide the Chamber with an authorized tuition bill. Checks will be sent directly to the institution for the benefit of the Scholarship winner.