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CFNIL Scholarships

How Do CFNIL Scholarships Work?

Attention 2016 scholarship applicants: Please check your account in the Web Portal to find out the status of your scholarship application. Any scholarships you’ve been awarded will be listed under the “My Awards” section of the dropdown menu.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is proud to announce the opening of its application for its scholarship program on Wednesday, January 6. CFNIL’s scholarship program includes more than 80 unique scholarships and awards more than $200,000 to local students per year. The application period will close on March 1.

All of CFNIL’s scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds’ creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their interests and the community’s need. Many of CFNIL’s scholarships are memorial scholarships, which celebrate the life and passions of individuals.

The majority of scholarships are for graduating high school seniors in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties. Scholarships are available based on academic achievement; non-traditional students; students with financial need; student athletes; students of color; and students pursuing careers in education, STEM, business, fire science, and healthcare. Some scholarships are renewable for up to four years. The diversity of scholarship offerings reflects the diversity of CFNIL’s donors and the communities it serves.

CFNIL President Jon Bates: “The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is honored to serve as the steward of scholarship endowments that fulfill the charitable intent of our donors and create a permanent reservoir of opportunity for our students.”

The applications are read and scored by committees of volunteers who use a “blind” review process. The scholarship committees then make recommendations to CFNIL’s Board of Trustees. Scholarship recipients are announced in late April. Awards are sent directly to the recipient’s post-secondary institution.

CFNIL is not currently accepting scholarship applications.

STATUSSCHOLARSHIP NAMEDEADLINETYPE

CLOSED

Alpha Delta Kappa XI Education Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

CLOSED

Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Service

CLOSED

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Anna Schiller Scholarship

March 1

Service

CLOSED

Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

March 1

STEM/Teaching

CLOSED

Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Arts

CLOSED

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

March 1

Special/Teaching

CLOSED

Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship

March 1

Arts

CLOSED

Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

March 1

Teaching

CLOSED

Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

CLOSED

Chief David G. Bailey Fire Science Scholarship

Rolling

Fire Science

CLOSED

Community Foundation Scholarship

March 1

Financial Need

CLOSED

Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship

May 16

Arts

CLOSED

Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

CLOSED

Dr. Constance L. Goode Memorial Scholarship

March 1

African-American

CLOSED

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

March 1

African American

CLOSED

Dr. Loomis / Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

CLOSED

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

CLOSED

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

March 1

African American

CLOSED

Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Gary S. Wilmer/RAMI Music Scholarship

March 1

Music

CLOSED

Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

March 1

STEM

CLOSED

Grennan Family Scholarship Fund

March 1

General

CLOSED

Harry H. & Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Conservation

CLOSED

Hegel Family Soccer Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Helen R. (Finley) Loescher and Stephen B. Loescher

March 1

Arts

CLOSED

Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education

March 1

Teaching

CLOSED

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

March 1

STEM

CLOSED

International Management Council (IMC) Scholarship

March 1

Business

CLOSED

Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship

March 1

STEM/Teaching

CLOSED

Joan Stonecipher Scholarship

Rolling

Arts

CLOSED

John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Jouris Family Scholarship

March 1

STEM

CLOSED

Kari Lotko Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Keith Maffioli Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

CLOSED

Kim and Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

March 1

Music

CLOSED

Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

March 1

Women

CLOSED

La Voz Latina Scholarship

January 15

Special

CLOSED

League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship

March 1

Service

CLOSED

Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarshi

March 1

Service

CLOSED

Leopold Education Project Scholarship

March 15

Conservation

CLOSED

Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

CLOSED

Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

March 1

Service

CLOSED

Mark A. Reid Memorial Grant

Rolling

Arts

CLOSED

May-Cassioppi Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Miss "Mal" Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Northwest Community Center Scholarship

March 1

Financial Need

CLOSED

Paul & Ruth Neidhold Business Scholarship

March 1

Business

CLOSED

Phyllis Howard Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

CLOSED

Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship

March 1

African American

CLOSED

Randall A. Blank Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Criminal Justice

CLOSED

Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Business/Health & Medical

CLOSED

Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship

July 1

Health & Medical

CLOSED

Richard L. Bernardi Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

CLOSED

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Rockford Products Corporation Foundation

March 1

Business/STEM

CLOSED

Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

CLOSED

Rod MacDonald Scholarship

March 1

Arts

CLOSED

Roger L. Ekstrom Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Senior Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

CLOSED

Students with Disabilities Scholarship

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Taus Community Endowment Scholarship

March 1

African American

CLOSED

Terrance Freeman Sr. Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

CLOSED

Tyler Kinison Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

CLOSED

University of Michigan Scholarship

March 1

Special

CLOSED

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Health & Medical

CLOSED

William J. Galaway Library and Information Science

March 1

Vocational

CLOSED

William Pigott Memorial Scholarship

March 1

STEM

CLOSED

William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship

March 1

Arts

CLOSED

Women of Today's Manufacturing Scholarship

March 1

Business

CLOSED

Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

March 1

Teaching

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