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Haerther Scholarship
Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust Scholars Program

Daniel P. Haerther was the grandson of C.D. Peacock and great-grandson of Edward Lehmann, founder of The Fair Store. He was a graduate of The Hotchkiss School and Princeton University. He served in the Navy during WW II and the Korean War. As an ardent baseball fan, Mr. Haerther rarely missed the World Series and as an enthusiastic sportsman, fishing and hunting filled his pastimes. He was active with the Northside Boy's Club, Peacock Camp for Crippled Children and the Shedd Aquarium. Because of his financial success, he felt it was important to give back. Funds from the Trust have been awarded through numerous grants to worthy causes such as education and other important endeavors.

Thanks to the generosity of the Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust Scholars Program at De La Salle, we are able to award one-half of tuition scholarship awards to twelve deserving young women and men each year.

The Haerther scholarship is a very prestigious award. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic success by achieving a minimum 3.5 G.P.A. at the end of 1st quarter (students will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 for the duration of the scholarship).
  • No major disciplinary or attendance issues.
  • 2019-2020 tuition account must be in good standing.
  • Demonstrated financial need through submission of the FACTS application for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Applicant must be focused on attending a four-year college or university.
  • Strong co-curricular involvement in clubs, fine arts, athletics and/or community service
  • Completion of an essay of no more than 500 words. Essays must be typed, double-spaced in a 12 point font.
  • Selected candidates will be required to attend an interview with the scholarship committee as part of the selection process.
  • All Haerther scholars must participate in the ACT prep program in their junior year that is sponsored by the Haerther Charitable Trust.

In order to prepare the best application possible, candidates should review the information and work closely with a family or faculty member to complete the application. Click here for the application

2019-2020 Selection
De La Salle is looking to award Haerther scholarships to three freshmen (girls or boys) for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is renewable each year, based on family need, academic achievement, and co-curricular involvement.

Important Dates
Please review these dates before applying. These dates are firm; De La Salle will not accommodate requests for changes to these dates. No late applications will be accepted.

  • Application and Essay deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Interview Schedule: December 10, 2019 – December 14, 2019
  • Awards Applied: Second semester, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Hall, Director of Financial Aid at 312-842-7355 ext. 150 or hallc@dls.org. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 by mail or email to:

Mr. Chris Hall, Director of Financial Aid
De La Salle Institute
Office of Financial Aid
3434 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
hallc@dls.org.