SYCAMORE – A new scholarship for Indian Creek High School seniors pursing higher education is now available through the DeKalb County Community Foundation, meant to honor the legacy of the late James Hicks, local educator and first superintendent of Indian Creek School District.
The fund honors the legacy of the Hicks family and the impact that they have had on community service and education to the Indian Creek Community, according to a news release.
Hicks was born June 13, 1937 in Hillsboro, Missouri, and received a bachelor’s degree in education from William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri. He received a master’s degree and certificate of advanced study in school administration and school superintendent administration from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. James spent more than 50 years working in education, working as a teacher and principal in Fillmore, a teacher, principal and superintendent in the Lee, Rollo and Shabbona school system, and as the first superintendent of the Indian Creek School District.
The scholarship is intended for a graduating senior of Indian Creek High School with financial needs pursuing a degree in education. High school students interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to use the Community Foundation’s Universal Scholarship Application process. Visit dekalbccf.org/scholarships for information or to apply.
Donations to any Fund at the Community Foundation, including the Hicks Family Scholarship Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.