Eligibility, Guidelines, and Application

About the Scholarship


To promote and encourage academic achievement and life-long learning among Richton Park residents. The Richton Park annual golf outing was started by Bill Fleming who contributed many years to it as well as service to the Village of Richton Park. The scholarship program was renamed in his honor in August 1999.


Applicants may be Richton Park high school seniors planning to enter college, students currently enrolled or in college or an adult desiring continuing education. Interested individuals must be academically capable and demonstrate a financial need. They must submit a completed application, and provide evidence of college acceptance and letters of recommendation.


BF Scholarship 2020 Recipients
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 Friends of Richton Park, the non-profit foundation of the Village of Richton Park, announced it has awarded the Bill Fleming scholarship to six Richton Park high school and college students. The awards, ranging from $750 to $1,000 each, will be used for college tuition.

 The Bill Fleming Scholarship and Committee awards college scholarships to eligible residents of Richton Park who are 2020 high school graduates, students currently enrolled in a college or university, and adults who are continuing their education. Friends of  Richton Park and the Village of Richton Park supports the advancement of higher education for the residents of Richton Park by providing financial assistance for qualifying and deserving residents wishing to continue their education.

 Each student was asked to write an essay, which was judged by the Friends of Richton Park foundation scholarship committee. The students will be recognized at the Monday July 13, 2020  Village of Richton Park Board Meeting.

 The 6 winners are: Jaden Houston ($750, going to Ohio University,) Courtnee Napue ($750, going to St. Louis University,) Mary Robinson ($1,000, going to University of Virginia,) Imani Barnes ($750, DePaul University,) Ryan Napue ($750, DePaul University,) and Tayler Belton ($1,000, Johns Hopkins University.)

 The Friends of Richton Park Foundation was founded in 2018. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization is governed by a 6-person board that works to support the Village of the Richton Park on developing a safe, healthier, more successful future for youth, seniors and others to grow and thrive in a dynamic community.