Noe E. Gomez Jr. Memorial Scholarship

We have set up this memorial scholarship fund to honor Noe. We believe that this is the best way to keep the bright light of his smile shining down upon us for years to come.

In the spring of each year a graduating senior(s) at York High School in Elmhurst, IL who has the dream, drive and potential of a bright future will be selected to receive the Noe E. Gomez Jr. Memorial Fund in the amount of $1000. It will be presented to the recipient(s) at the YHS scholarship night.

Criteria for the Noe E. Gomez Jr. Memorial/Scholarship

To qualify for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a York High School Senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university inside the United States
  • Be involved in 2 extra-curricular activities during Junior and Senior year of high school (examples include athletics, community service, band, etc.)
  • Produce a minimum 100-word essay describing why you specifically are the best candidate for the scholarship
  • There are no GPA or ACT requirements, all applicants* will be allowed an equal opportunity

How will the selection process occur?

Applicants will need to fill out the appropriate application and complete their 100-word minimum essay. (Application can be found on the York High School website click on the quick link “College & Career Resource Center” and select “scholarships”.)

After both are turned in, York High School faculty will choose the best applicant based on high school credentials and completion of the essay. Turn in completed application and essay to a York High School counselor, the CCRC, or directly to Mrs. Thompson no later February 28th.

Scholarship(s) will be distributed in the spring to a graduating senior(s) of York High School.

Scholarship Recipients

  • Alex Ford- 2019
  • Sonali Kumar- 2019
  • Mia Hachett- 2019
  • Patrick Resing- 2019
  • Samantha Harrington- 2019
  • Isabella Slowinski- 2019
  • Sarah May- 2019
  • Kiah Rufus- 2019
  • Connor Karwowski- 2019
  • Tala Tinfang – 2019
  • Siva Sreedhar-2018
  • Celeste Avila-2018
  • Nicole Bowman-2018
  • Eileen King-2018
  • Emily Schlecht-2018
  • Juan Vega – 2017
  • John Wheeler – 2017
  • Peter Barabolak – 2017
  • Luke Nowak – 2016
  • Zach Zurlo – 2016
  • Nathan Dale – 2015
  • Frank Voris – 2015
  • William Wittstock – 2015
  • Caroline Gnadt -2014
  • Dylan Rutz – 2014
  • Glenn Morgan Jr. – 2013

About Noe E. Gomez Jr.

Noe was born on June 13, 1995. He was the youngest of three children. He has two older sisters, Jessica and Lisa, whom he loved and cared for deeply. They each had a special bond and relationship with Noe. Noe was the kind of brother that would do anything for his sisters. He was the only boy until; recently, he acquired an older step-brother, Josh. Noe grew into a very caring young man with a very generous heart. It was his idea for us to sponsor a child through Compassion International. Noe, we are all very proud of the young man you became.

Noe could be quite the talker and jokester, which sometimes got him into a bit of trouble in school. He, just like a typical teenager, could procrastinate when it came to homework. He was very modest and did not like to brag or boast about how intelligent he really was. Because of his trouble with procrastination, he had to step up and show off his intelligence a little bit. He was a little behind in schoolwork and needed to pass every class in order to graduate on time with his classmates and close friends. Noe stepped up and did what he needed to do; he was officially part of YHS Graduating CLASS OF 2013!! Much to his surprise, and ours, he made the honor roll his last semester at York High School. Noe was also a member of the York track team his junior and senior year. He could accomplish just about any task that he set his mind to. His plans were to attend the local community college for two years and immediately transfer to NIU to pursue a degree in business.

Noe had plans and dreams of a bright future. Unfortunately, he was taken from us too soon in a tragic car accident a week before his college classes were set to begin. He had an impact on many lives, both friend and family, and he is terribly missed.


Noe was not only my brother; he was also my best friend. He knew how to put a smile on my face in a matter of seconds. Noe was the best brother I could have ever asked for.


~Lisa Gomez

Words cannot describe how much I am going to miss my baby brother. Noe was a loving, caring, spontaneous and just an overall amazing brother. He was always willing to give back to others and I hope in doing this scholarship it will carry on his memory for years to come.

~Jessica Gomez

Fund Administrators

  • Frances Santiago
  • Jessica Gomez


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:

Noe E. Gomez Jr. Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the link below.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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