To promote and encourage academic achievement and life-long learning among Richton Park residents. The Richton Park annual golf outing was started by Bill Fleming who contributed many years to it as well as service to the Village of Richton Park. The scholarship program was renamed in his honor in August 1999.
Applicants may be Richton Park high school seniors planning to enter college, students currently enrolled or in college or an adult desiring continuing education. Interested individuals must be academically capable and demonstrate a financial need. They must submit a completed application, and provide evidence of college acceptance and letters of recommendation.