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Play the Preserves Golf Scholarship

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is excited to introduce a newly developed scholarship fund beginning in 2019.  We feel that the Play the Preserves Golf Scholarship is a great way to give back to the community while continuing to grow the game of golf!


Play the Preserve Scholarship Mission:

The Play the Preserves Golf Scholarship Fund is devoted to assisting local students in Winnebago County pursue their educational goals while learning, working, and growing in a positive work environment.


Qualifying candidates may apply for one of four paid part-time seasonal positions beginning May 1st of 2019 (Deadline of May 31, 2019).  All applicants will be reviewed by our scholarship committee and if accepted into the program, candidates will have an opportunity to:

  • Work as a paid part-time seasonal employee within our golf operation, earning valuable work experience and money towards future educational expenses.
  • Volunteer for one or more community events hosted by the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.
  • Earn a $500 scholarship award.

Scholarship Employment Application Requirements…

  • Male or Female student attending high school in Winnebago County
  • Applicant must be entering his/her senior year
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Available to work weekends
  • Applicant may NOT be related to any persons under the employ of Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
  • Must meet or exceed all other existing district employment requirements

Scholarship Criteria…

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a short essay (500 word minimum)outlining the importance of the Forest Preserve District’s mission & purpose as well as the impact that the golf operation has on the community it serves
  • Volunteer for one or more community events hosted by the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
  • Provide two references: Personal, Academic or Athletic


Click HERE to view the scholarship brochure and for more information.




    (may be a job requirement)
  • (otherwise, type N/A)
  • Federal laws require the hiring of individuals who are authorized to be lawfully employed in the U.S. In compliance with such laws, FPWC will verify the status of every individual offered employment with our agency. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the applicant's identity and employment authorization, and it will be necessary for you to submit such documents as required by law to verify your identification and employment authorization.


  • (for example, South High School, Garland, TX)
  • Applicants must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

  • (List current employment first. If not currently employed, list the last place you worked)
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  • (include name, company, title, telephone, e-mail address, and your relationship with them).
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  • (include name, company, title, telephone, e-mail address, and your relationship with them).

  • PRE-EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT (please read very carefully before signing below): I understand and voluntarily agree that the information I have provided on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. Any misrepresentation or omission of any fact in my application, resume, or any other materials, or during any interviews, can be justification for refusal of employment, or if employed, termination from FPWC's employ. Any offer of employment I may receive is contingent upon my successful completion of the total pre-employment screening process, including FPWC receiving references that it considers satisfactory, and my satisfactory completion of any post offer medical examination that the agency may require. I understand that as a condition of employment, I will be required to undergo and successfully pass a screening for alcohol/drugs. I also understand and agree that, if employed, I will be required to submit to an alcohol/drug screening at any time at the discretion of FPWC. In processing my application for employment, FPWC may verify all the information provided by me, including my prior employment, military records, education, criminal and driving record. I authorize and request that all of my present/former employers and those individuals I have listed as references furnish information about my employment record, including a statement of the reason for the termination of my employment, work performance, abilities, and other qualities pertinent to my qualifications for employment, hereby releasing them from any and all liability for damages arising from furnishing the requested information. In consideration of my employment, I agree to comply with the policies, rules, regulations and procedures of FPWC and understand that my employment and compensation can be terminated with or without cause or notice, at any time, at the option of the either the agency or myself.