Ryan M Gordon Scholarship Fund


This scholarship was established by Ryan Gordon, who grew up in Chester, Illinois and graduated high school in Murphysboro, IL.  Ryan created this scholarship to encourage the youth of his “home towns” as they graduate high school and look to obtain business and finance skills in support of entrepreneurship.


Scholarship Guidelines

This fund has been established to provide scholarships for graduating seniors in Chester Community Unit School District 139 and Murphysboro School District 186.  The primary focus will be seniors attending studying business or finance, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.


We, his family, honor his memory and hope to continue his legacy of learning by awarding scholarships every year under the following guidelines:





  • Chester High School or Murphysboro High School graduate, continuing education at college, university or technical institute

  • Student pursuing a degree in Business/Finance/Entrepreneurship focused


  • Essay "What it means to be an entrepreneur, and what are my plans"
    2 pages, double spaced, font size 10 to 12

  • Grade Point Average of 2.50 and above

  • Listing of

    • Academic Awards/Honors

    • Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Clubs/Societies/Organizations

  • Describe community involvement, services performed and civic participation

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Ryan M Gordon



To Apply

Chester enter code: 139

Murphysboro enter code: 186

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