The Elgin High School Wider Horizons Scholarship Fund was created in 2020 by an appreciative Elgin alumna. The scholarship recognizes the fine educational foundation available at Elgin High School and three exceptional teachers, Eunice Waber (pictured at left), Max Griffith, and Carroll Neidhardt, who demonstrated daily the inherent value of self-education.
These faculty members conveyed that learning is a life-long pursuit and source of joy. They taught by example that education is not only important in preparing and qualifying us to perform interesting work that contributes to our communities, but that an unceasing desire to pursue and integrate knowledge also expands and shades our personal understanding of the arts, history, social institutions, and ourselves.
The Wider Horizons scholarship supports the educational pursuits of students identified by their teachers as embodying this natural curiosity about all facets of the world and who desire to educate themselves broadly. It makes awards to graduating seniors of Elgin High School with a grade point average of 3.0 or greater and who demonstrate particular or extraordinary financial need.