Example Video #1

DLA staffer Olivia Klotz gives an example of what to discuss in your scholarship entry. She was a student at Lyons Township High School and uses the auditorium there as a springboard.

Example Video #2

DLA staffer Carl Rappa uses the DLA Architects’ office as an example of what to look for and talk about in a scholarship entry.

2014 Scholarship Recipients


Take a look at all of these winning entries. The school level winners received $250 scholarships for college. 1st place and 2nd place each received an additional $1,000 and $500 respectively. Congratulations to all who received a scholarship:

  • Michael Walt of Richards High School
  • Cody Phalen of Mendota High School
  • Patricia Clare of Lincoln-Way Central High School – 2nd place overall winner (tie)
  • Vincent Dietz of Lockport Twp. High School – 2nd place overall winner (tie)
  • Alejandro Duran of Larkin High School – 1st place overall winner