The Linda Hemwall
About The Linda Hemwall Memorial Book Fund
Linda Hemwall was a beloved Evanston resident and educator who passed away in 2016. Linda cared deeply about education and was passionate about the work of Evanston Scholars. In 2017 her family launched the Linda Hemwall Memorial Book Fund to help collegiate Evanston Scholars afford textbooks.
College textbooks are expensive and are rarely funded by scholarships. The expense can easily become a barrier to success, leading students to share textbooks with friends and delay purchase, causing students to fall behind.
Linda's family has committed to matching every donation up to $12,000! If together we can raise $24,000, we can provide over 100 College Scholars with an additional $200 to use towards purchasing textbooks and coursepacks. While the Evanston Scholars students currently receive $500 per year from the nonprofit to go toward books and supplies, this amount is not sufficient to cover the full cost, which is where the memorial fund steps in to offer needed financial assistance. By providing the opportunity to purchase school materials in a timely manner, we are definitely increasing these students’ chances for college success.
Our goal is to raise $12,000 by May 31, 2017. Please consider making a donation today!
Donations can be made online using the form to the left, or checks can be written to Evanston Scholars and mailed to 1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 214, Evanston, IL 60202. Please note "Linda Hemwall Memorial Book Fund" in the memo. Thank you!