• Glenn Champ Memorial Scholarship Information

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    Mr. Glenn J. Champ

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    Glenn Champ Biography


              Mr. Champ was born in the Woodlawn area of Jefferson County, IL to Edward C. and Anna May Champ. He was married to Martha (Power) Champ for 72 years. His children are Martha Sue (Champ) Laughhunn, David G. Champ, and Stephen E. Champ. He was a grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to nine children. He was a member of Central City Methodist Church.

             His elementary education, 1st through 6th grade (1914-1919), was at Cosner Township Grade School in Jefferson County. He then attended Centralia Central Grade School for 7th and 8th grades (1920-1921). He graduated from Centralia Township High School in 1926. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Education from Southern Illinois University in 1927.

              His teaching and coaching career began at Dowell Elementary School, Dowell, IL (1927-1930).

              In 1930, he became superintendent, teacher, and coach at Central City Elementary School, a position he held for 38 years (1930-1968). From 1968 through 1973, he served as assistant to the President of Kaskaskia College.

            He served our community for 33 years as a member and Past President of both the Centralia Township High School Board and member and Past President of Kaskaskia College/Centralia Junior College Board (1943-1976).

              For 19 years, he served as Scoutmaster of Troop #60 of Central City Elementary School and Boy Scouts of America (1930-1949). During W.W.II, he served as a board member on the Centralia War Price and Rationing Board (1942- 1946). He served as member and Past President to Centralia Community Chest (United Fund). He was a seven-year member of the Centralia Red Cross.

              He was a member and Past President of the Marion County Teachers Association and also a member and Past Chairman of the Marion County Schoolmaster's Association. For 13 years, he was a member and Vice President of the Kaskaskia College Foundation Board (1965-1978). In 1965, he was given life membership to the Illinois Parent-Teachers Association.

              For 16 years, he was a member of the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Board of Control.

              He was a charter member of the Central City Lions Club and a lifetime member of the Centralia Masonic Lodge #201 A.F. and A.M. for over 50 years.

  • Central City PeeWee Program

    Glenn Champ Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship Money to Kaskaskia College to Date:


    Graduate of Central City Grade School

    The following criteria are established for this award:

    • The scholarship will be given to a graduate of Central City Grade School.  Please submit proof of graduation (diploma, letter, or grade report).
    • Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Kaskaskia College.
    • A student may enroll in any course of study so long as he/she is working toward a degree or certificate.
    • Recipients must have a GPA of 2.5 or better, on a 4.0 scale.
    • Preference will be given based on a personal written essay including a statement of why the student is applying for a scholarship.  Please include personal goals, community activities, economic needs and future goals.
    • Financial needs will be a factor of consideration.
    • Participation in extra- curricular activities will be favorably considered.
    • Depending on the funds that are available, scholarship amounts will vary between $500 and $1,000 (1/2 awarded in the fall and 1/2 in the spring semesters) and will be credited to the recipient's account at Kaskaskia College and is restricted to tuition, fees, books and course related supplies purchased through the Kaskaskia College Bookstore, and childcare provided by the Kaskaskia College Children's Learning Center.

    History of the Glenn Champ Scholarship
    The Central City Grade School Glenn Champ Memorial Scholarship was initiated in July of 2004 with the primary goal of  helping Central City students achieve their educational goals while attending Kaskaskia College. Mr. Champ was dedicated to the education of children and he spent 38 years of his teaching career at Central City Grade School serving as an administrator, teacher and coach. He was a role model for both the children and the community of Central City.  This scholarship was initiated and funded by the Central City Pee-Wee Basketball Program in honor of Mr. Champ's lifelong dedication and commitment to Central City Grade School as well as to the Village of Central City.

    Scholarship Recipients

    2005 - Tiffany Johnston ($1,000)

    2006 - Kenneth Donoho ($1,000)

    2007 - Ashley Redman ($1,000)

    2008 - Stuart Miller ($1,000)

    2009 - Stuart Miller & Derrick Holmes ($500 each)

    2010 - Chelsea Miller ($1,000)

    2011 - Shiela Hickman ($1,000)

    2012 - Kelsey Sligar, Taylor McNeil & Kristen Queen ($500 each)

    2013 - Taylor McNeil, Mitchell Martin & Shiela Hickman ($500 each)

    2014 - Katie Altenbaumer, Brandi Nelms & Cody Langenfeld ($500 each)

    2015 - Alexus Patton & Mason White ($700 each)

    2016 - Mitchel Pierce ($1,000)

    2017 - Mitchel Pierce & Nathan Thomas ($750 each)

    2018 - Nathan Thomas, Laci Sligar, Jakob Shuck,

    Taylor Maas, Tyler Hirsch & Taylor Hirsch ($500 each)

    2019 - Hunter Martin, Drew Sligar, Shyann Pierce,

    Dawson Melton, & Chelsea Miller ($500 each)

    2020 - Hunter Martin, Brylee Dukes, Shyann Pierce,

    Gavin McDonal, Riley Brooks & Matt Garnier ($500 each)

    2021 - Cheyanne Klamm, Lexi Sanders, Brody Bauer,

    Jaz Myers, Shyann Pierce, Logan Reasor,

    Brylee Dukes, Kaylen Dale, Hannah Porter ($500 each)