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Glacier Ridge PTA Awards Scholarship

Megan Lowe


Megan Lowe, recent graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, was named this year’s recipient of the Glacier Ridge Elementary PTA Scholarship.  


The $1,000 scholarship was created by the PTA in 2019 to help former Glacier Ridge students further their education, whether it be at a traditional four-year college, junior college, or technical school. To be eligible, applicants must have attended at least one full year of school at Glacier Ridge Elementary and have graduated from a District 155 high school with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


Besides being an Illinois State Scholar and AP Scholar of Distinction, Lowe was on the math team and served as a trumpet section leader in band at Crystal Lake South. She also taught piano, tutored math students and worked as a receptionist at a local music school. Currently she is doing an internship at a local law firm before she attends Illinois State University in the fall. Lowe intends to major in sociology and minor in math. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend law school and eventually become a civil rights attorney. 


Lowe says she plans to apply the scholarship funds to the cost of her college tuition in the fall. “I loved my time at Glacier Ridge,” she said. “I truly think that my passion to fight for the underprivileged was instilled and nurtured by the teachers who taught me to care for other people. They modeled advocacy for each student that I hope to replicate in my work as an attorney.” 


“It is a privilege for Glacier Ridge PTA to honor past students through the alumni scholarship program,” said Julie Sromek, PTA scholarship committee chair. “This year’s applicants were an amazing group of students who we know will do great things. Megan was a great candidate choice in representing the Polar Bears. We are so proud of her!”