Our Downton Abbey Scholarship Dinner Benefit 2023 with Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Calendars were marked and ready for our annual Scholarship Benefit on June 7, 2023, at the Sunset Ridge Country Club. The glorious evening was filled with many of our represented Alumnae Panhellenic sorority sisters, family, and friends from Chicago, the north shore and north west areas.

We presented $1,000 scholarships to three deserving college students from our area who are leaders in their sororities at their respective universities. Grace Jukovich, Alexandra Lynch, and Amy Zun were selected based on their outstanding academic records, their involvement and leadership on campus, and in community activities.

This year's theme was Downton Abbey, with the venue decorated in silver tea services, gorgeous pink rose floral arrangements, and included a talented live string quartet from the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highland Park. The program to honor our Scholarship winners was preceeded with a silent auction of themed baskets, ticketed raffle opportunities, a wine pull, cocktails, and seated dinner. Included was a challenging Downton Abbey trivia game for the most devoted fans, and a centerpiece game for the lucky winner to take home one of the beautiful floral centerpieces.


Academic Scholarship

Grace Jukovich of Northbrook, attended Glenbrook North HS and the University of Iowa where she is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Having earned a 3.75 GPA, she has been accepted to graduate school and will pursue a Master in Public Health and Epidemiology degree at George Washington University in DC. Grace has held several leadership positions in her chapter, and recently completed her capstone research project focusing on methods to address health disparities among indigenous peoples, specifically Rohingya women living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Service Scholarship

Alexandra Lynch of Lindenhurst, attended Lakes HS. She began her studies at Illinois State and transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned a 3.86 GPA. Alexandra is majoring in social work and political science. A member of Alpha Omicron Pi, she has served as VP of Operations, VP of Membership Experience, and re-established the Student Social Work Assoc. at UW-Milwaukee. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success as well as a Teacher Assistant at ISU. Previously MIss Lindenhurst in 2021, Alexandra is currently ARB Miss Illinois, with a platform of children's advocacy and Willow House, where she helped raise $3000. Both groups serve children in Lake County. Within her chapter, she implemented and trained members in the "Our House" app, designed to notify and track chapter event participation and communication.

Adademic Scholarship
Amy Zun of Wilmette, attended New Trier HS and is a junior at Northwestern University, where she holds a 3.869 GPA. She is majoring in Spanish and pursuing a pre-medical track. Amy is a member of Delta Gamma, where she has served as president for two years. She was engaged in rebuilding the chapter at Northwestern following the period of campus disruption that attacked Greek life, closing their chapter. Delta Gamma now boasts 103 members. Amy is also Vice President of Programming for Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity, Emerging Leaders chair of the League of Women Voters, Team Captain of the Relay for Life team, and an intern with the Lake County Health Dept.


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