Scholarship History:

This scholarship is established by Kim and Cory Gunderson ‘87, who are both first generation college graduates.   Their college experiences, coupled with Cory’s  profound loyalty to Lane Tech and DePaul University, Chicago, have inspired them to offer that same opportunity to deserving first generation, college-bound Lane Tech seniors.   Established 2022

Scholarship Award:     

$5,000 per awarded recipient as a one-time total award.

This scholarship will be awarded to two (2) graduating seniors.


  • Lane Tech student with an expected Spring, 2023 graduation date.

  • The scholarship award is based on scholastic ability and academic excellence.

  • Consideration will be given to financial need.

  • Extracurricular involvement both inside and outside of Lane, including work experience.

  • Acceptance and confirmed intent to attend to DePaul University of Chicago.

  • Unweighted GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Essay [250 word maximum]

Your essay submission will be an opportunity to express who you are as a person and to convey why you should be awarded this scholarship.  Please describe in detail:

“What are your dreams and how will attending college help you attain them?”

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5pm.