This scholarship is in memory of John Locke, who died in a tragic automobile accident while attending the University of Missouri at Rolla. John graduated from Bishop McNamara in 2002. He was a scholar athlete in football, basketball and baseball. Although John received many honors in athletics, he will be remembered most for his character, his drive to be the best he could be at whatever he did and his desire to help others. He was always willing to help by volunteering in youth activities and at his school. This scholarship was set up to help provide financial support to students who reside within the boundaries of Kankakee County. The scholarship is based on academics (B average or higher, athletics) (varsity letter winner), and school/community service and involvement.
To apply for the John Locke Memorial Scholarship students should meet with their school counselors for an application.