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The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Schillings, who lost her life on March 6, 2004 in a water taxi accident in Baltimore Harbor.

Corinne loved to learn, especially languages and about other cultures. It is our intent that she be remembered through the young women who receive scholarships from her foundation.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation


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Christmas, 2003 –
Denise, Mom, Dad, Corinne

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1987 – Christmas – Denise, Corinne, Cotton

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2003 – New York, New York
(Caribbean Cruise)

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1995 – Homewood-Flossmoor HS   Cafeteria –
Lisa, Corinne, Laura

Scholarships for Girl Scout Silver or Gold Awardees


The Foundation supports college women in learning about other cultures through the study of languages and study abroad.


To provide financial assistance to young women who have received the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award and are pursuing college degrees in the study of languages, or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their college program.


The Foundation is organized as a not-for-profit corporation for educational and charitable purposes as outlined in the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).

The Foundation is incorporated as a not for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois and the County of Will.

Story of the Evergreen

When the world was created the GREAT SPIRIT toiled for days and nights.

In an effort to remain awake, the SPIRIT enlisted several animals and plants to help with the mighty tasks at hand.

To these, the owl, the cat, and the panther the SPIRIT awarded nocturnal vision.

The only tree to remain watchful was the evergreen, who the SPIRIT allowed to never lose its color or sleep in the winter.

Like the EVERGREEN, Corinne will always be awake and watching over us.

(This story was told to Gab Logan by his Choctaw grandmother. Gabe is a friend of Corinne’s father, Denny).


The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation awards two types of scholarships to undergraduate women who have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award: the Academic Scholarship to study a Foreign Language, and the Scholarship to Study Abroad.



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The Accident and Its Aftermath