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Vista Learning, NFP, a Plainfield-based educational and charitable organization, is awarding laptops to one nominated student from each participating public school in Will, Kendall and Grundy Counties, for a total of 40 student recipients. The organization is also awarding $2,000 individual scholarships and laptops to 23 nominated seniors from participating high schools in each county. Vista Learning awards computers every spring and fall and awards scholarships & computers every spring.

We are thrilled to give our deserving students the gift of technology and scholarships


Jay LinksmanExecutive Director - Vista Learning

Computer Award & Scholarship Ceremonies

This week, representatives from Vista Learning are presenting the laptops and scholarships to the student recipients at ceremonies at each county, including:

- Tuesday, April 23 / Grundy County

Regional Office of Education (ROE), 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450

Laptops awarded: 8. Scholarships awarded: 4

- Wednesday, April 24 / Kendall County

Regional Office of Education, Hist. Court House, 109 W. Ridge St., Yorkville, IL 60560

Laptops awarded: 9. Scholarships awarded: 5

- Thursday, April 25 / Will County

Troy Craughwell Elementary School (Cafeteria), 3333 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435

Laptops awarded: 23. Scholarships awarded: 14

These programs are a great example of a local business giving back to the community and to our future generations


Dr. Paul SchrikSuperintendent  - District (CCSD) 30-C

We are grateful for the positive impact Vista Learning has on our district and many others


Jeff PetersonDirector of Student & Family Services - Troy CCSD 30-C

Donating Computers Since 2006

Twice a year Vista Learning asks principals and district administrators nominate recipients based on need, potential and other criteria. Each refurbished, business-class laptop comes with a licensed operating system, MS Office and other software, and one-year warranty coverage and tech support.

These donations provide students (and often family members) who would otherwise not have access to computers at home, the ability to engage in school (and perhaps work) activities, complete homework, research and access resources, and much more – all of which help to close the digital divide. According to the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, over 1.1 million households lack at-home computer access. Since 2006, Vista Learning has donated 1,216 computers to children in need.

College Scholarships & Computers

Since 2019, Vista Learning has provided 93 $2,000 college scholarship and a free, refurbished, business-class laptop to graduating seniors in need from high schools in Kendall, Grundy and Will Counties.

Classroom Supplies

Through its newest program, Vista Learning provides two $500 grants every month for classroom supplies and materials to teachers around the United States who have achieved their district’s highest evaluation rating using the EvaluWise® software.

About Vista Learning

Founded in 2004, Vista Learning, NFP is an Illinois-based educational and charitable organization focused on improving education. It has created, and sells and supports, the EvaluWise® software – which makes staff evaluations more manageable, effective and meaningful for administrators, teachers and staff. The organization serves 447 school district in 16 states. Vista Learning awards laptop computers and scholarships to students nominated by participating schools in Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties in Illinois. To date, Vista learning has donated 1,216 laptops and 93 scholarships.

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