Redefining Ready! Scholarship

Students are more than the score they earn on a standardized test.

Our nation’s high schools, including High School District 214, strive to provide students with rigorous academic programs, personalized and career-specific learning experiences and social and emotional skills that prepare them to be global citizens in an ever-changing world. Standardized test scores are just one of many indicators that demonstrate readiness for life beyond high school.

District 214's Redefining Ready! Scholarship asks our seniors to tell us -- and the world -- why they are college or career ready, beyond a test score.

Examples include completion of an internship or career certification, successful completion of Advanced Placement or dual credit classes, near-perfect attendance, participation in school activities or service within the community.  

Tell your story in a 30-second (max) video posted to Twitter.

Tag #RedefiningReady and @District214

The District 214 Education Foundation will award $5,000 in scholarships: One (1) $2,500 award; one (1) $1,000 award; and three (3) $500 awards.

The deadline is Thursday, March 23.

Application download:

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For more information on the Redefining Ready! movement, including the full set of readiness metrics, visit