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CFNIL Scholarships

CFNIL's Scholarship Application will be down from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, February 11 to 12:01 a.m. Friday, February 12.

How Do CFNIL Scholarships Work?

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 currently accepting scholarship applications. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

STATUSSCHOLARSHIP NAMEDEADLINETYPE

OPEN

Alpha Delta Kappa XI Education Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

OPEN

Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Service

OPEN

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Anna Schiller Scholarship

March 1

Service

OPEN

Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

March 1

STEM/Teaching

OPEN

Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Arts

OPEN

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

March 1

Special/Teaching

OPEN

Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship

March 1

Arts

OPEN

Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

March 1

Teaching

OPEN

Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

OPEN

Chief David G. Bailey Fire Science Scholarship

Rolling

Fire Science

OPEN

Community Foundation Scholarship

March 1

Financial Need

OPEN

Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

CLOSED

Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship

May 15

Arts

OPEN

Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

OPEN

Dr. Constance L. Goode Memorial Scholarship

March 1

African-American

OPEN

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

March 1

African American

OPEN

Dr. Loomis / Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

OPEN

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

March 1

Teaching

OPEN

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

March 1

African American

OPEN

Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

March 1

Special

OPEN

Gary S. Wilmer/RAMI Music Scholarship

March 1

Music

OPEN

Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

March 1

STEM

OPEN

Grennan Family Scholarship Fund

March 1

General

OPEN

Harry H. & Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Conservation

OPEN

Hegel Family Soccer Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

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

March 1

Arts

OPEN

Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education

March 1

Teaching

OPEN

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

March 1

STEM

OPEN

International Management Council (IMC) Scholarship

March 1

Business

OPEN

Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship

March 1

STEM/Teaching

OPEN

Joan Stonecipher Scholarship

Rolling

Arts

OPEN

John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Kari Lotko Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Special

OPEN

Keith Maffioli Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

OPEN

Kim and Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

March 1

Music

OPEN

Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

March 1

Women

OPEN

La Voz Latina Scholarship

January 15

Special

OPEN

League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship

March 1

Service

OPEN

Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarshi

March 1

Service

OPEN

Leopold Education Project Scholarship

March 15

Conservation

OPEN

Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

OPEN

Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

March 1

Service

OPEN

Mark A. Reid Memorial Grant

Rolling

Arts

OPEN

May-Cassioppi Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Miss "Mal" Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship

March 1

Special

OPEN

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Northwest Community Center Scholarship

March 1

Financial Need

OPEN

Paul & Ruth Neidhold Business Scholarship

March 1

Business

OPEN

Phyllis Howard Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

OPEN

Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship

March 1

African American

OPEN

Randall A. Blank Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Criminal Justice

OPEN

Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Business/Health & Medical

CLOSED

Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship

July 1

Health & Medical

OPEN

Richard L. Bernardi Memorial Scholarship

March 1

General

OPEN

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity

March 1

Special

OPEN

Rockford Products Corporation Foundation

March 1

Business/STEM

OPEN

Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

OPEN

Rod MacDonald Scholarship

March 1

Arts

OPEN

Roger L. Ekstrom Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Athletics

OPEN

Senior Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Academic & Financial Need

OPEN

Students with Disabilities Scholarship

March 1

Special

OPEN

Taus Community Endowment Scholarship

March 1

African American

OPEN

Terrance Freeman Sr. Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

OPEN

Tyler Kinison Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Fire Science

OPEN

University of Michigan Scholarship

March 1

Special

OPEN

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

March 1

Health & Medical

OPEN

William J. Galaway Library and Information Science

March 1

Vocational

OPEN

William Pigott Memorial Scholarship

March 1

STEM

OPEN

William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship

March 1

Arts

OPEN

Women of Today's Manufacturing Scholarship

March 1

Business

OPEN

Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

March 1

Teaching

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