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LAST UPDATED: 11/18/2021***UPDATED AS NEW SCHOLARSHIPS COME IN – CHECK BACK OFTEN!
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Please pay attention to deadlines and instructions on where to send applications.
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Additional place to search for scholarships:
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scholarshipsni.com
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If no website is given, scholarships are filed in the counseling office by date due.
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DUE DATEName DescriptionLink
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DECEMBER
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12/01/2021Hagan Scholarship FoundationNATIONALMust attend an eligible public high school; have a 3.75 GPA; must enroll at an eligible four-year college and must work 240 hours during the twelve months prior to fall semester college enrollment.www.hsfmo.org
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JANUARY
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1/1/2022Howard Coleman ScholarshipREGIONAL Be a graduating high school senior, residing in Boone or Winnebago County; Major in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Science, or a comparable technology field; Have a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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1/5/2022FFA Scholarship Program - Ford Built Tough $1,000 ScholarshipNATIONALMust be a high school senior; must be an FFA member and must be attending a vocational two-year or four-year continuation of studies. Any major may apply.https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships///
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1/5/2022FFA Scholarship Program - Grow Ag Leaders $1,500 ScholarshipNATIONALMust be a high school senior enrolled in college full time and pursuing a degree in various sects of agriculture; Minumum 2.5 GPA requirement.https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships//
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1/14/2022La Voz LatinaREGIONALStudent must be of Hispanic/Latino descent. Classification as a graduating senior by the time award is granted and be enrolled at an accredited college or university in order to receive funds. Must maintain a 2.5 scholastic average or equivalent.https://www.ywcanwil.org/scholarships/
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1/14/2022Bright Future ScholarshipREGIONALStudent should be a female high school senior who displays leadership characteristics and the potential to affect positive change. Must maintain a 2.5 scholastic average or equivalent.https://www.ywcanwil.org/scholarships/
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01/28/2022IACAC - Illinois Association for College Admission CounselingThe applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.www.iacac.org/scholarship/
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02/01/2022Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau FoundationREGIONALScholarships for students wanting to pursue a degree in a field of agriculture.www.winnebagoboonefarmbureau.org
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02/01/2022Alpha Delta KappaXI Education ScholarshipREGIONALHave a permanent residence in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; Intend to teach elementary or secondary school; and be of at least sophomore standing at a post-secondary institution.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Amanda Reed Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from a high school located within Boone, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; - Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; Reflect Amanda’s compassionate and caring nature; Have played a leadership role in implementing a project to address teen dating violence or domestic abuse within their school or the wider community;www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Anthony and Charlotte Kinney ScholarshipsREGIONALBe a graduating senior from or a graduate of Pecatonica High School; - Major in elementary education or middle/secondary math education; and - Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Beta Gamma Recruitment GrantREGIONALBe a female graduating senior from Boone or Winnebago County; and Plan to enter the teaching profession.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Betty Harlan Memorial Art ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from a public or private high school; - Reside in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; - Plan to pursue a degree in Visual Arts, Visual Art Education, or Visual Art History; - Have a GPA of at least 2.75/4.0; and - Show involvement in organizations and activities that focus on the visual arts.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Cheri Nordenberg Greenlee Memorial ScholarshipREGIONAL Be a graduate of a high school in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties, or currently have a permanent address in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; Demonstrate financial need; Be a current sophomore or junior at an accredited college or university; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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RollingChief David G. Bailey Fire Science ScholarshipREGIONALApplicant must Be a firefighter; Be age 18 or older; Be currently serving in: Cherry Valley Fire Protection District; M.A.B.A.S. Division 8 Fire Departments in Kirkland, IL; or any other fire department within Boone, Ogle, Stephenson or Winnebago County.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022DKG Carolyn Wones ScholarshipREGIONALBe a female graduating from a public high school within Boone or Winnebago County; Plan to pursue a degree in secondary teaching; Exhibit academic potential; and have participated in a number of high school activities.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Dorothy Cleland Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior who resides in Winnebago County; - Have a GPA of at least 3.8/4.0; - Have financial need (an EFC of no more than 10,000); and - Demonstrate outstanding leadership, dependability, and citizenship.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe an African-American female - Be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university, OR a past Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship recipient who is currently enrolled in college; - Have a current GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Early Childhood Educators ScholarshipREGIONALBe a current childcare center employee for at least two years*; - Be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in childhood education, childhood development, or a childcare director credential; and - Provide one letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your work in childcare. www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a high school senior who has been nominated by your school's principal* or a non-traditional student; - Have a permanent address in Winnebago or Boone County; - Have a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; - Have an EFC of no more than 10,000; and Exhibit sincerity, high character, and the ability to overcome obstacles. *Principals may only nominate one student.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior or a student who has graduated from high school; - Have a permanent residence in NSDAR District 2*; - Attend or plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the upcoming school year; - Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; (EFC of no more than 10,000); and Demonstrate outstanding leadership, dependability, and citizenship. www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Gary S. Wilmer/RAMI Music ScholarshipREGIONALBe a college-bound student in Boone, Ogle or Winnebago County;Be 19 years old or younger as of the application deadline; Be attending or planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university; Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to further their musical education throughout college; and be actively involved in school or community musical groups.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a male under the age of 23; - Be graduating from high school or a current college student; - Be pursuing a degree in math, science, or computer technology; - Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; - Have financial need; and - Be a resident of Winnebago County.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Harry H. & Floy B. Chapin ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from Durand, Dakota, or Pecatonica High School; - Frequent businesses in Durand; - Rank in top 15% of graduating class; and - Plan to attend a recognized college or university.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial NSDAR ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior; - Be a resident of Winnebago County; - Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; and - Be pursuing a degree in a conservation-related field.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary EducationREGIONALBe a female, graduating senior from a high school within Boone or Winnebago County; and plan to major in elementary education.
This award is offered by the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a group of key women educators from Boone and Winnebago Counties.
www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022International Management Council 9MC) ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior; - Reside in Winnebago County; - Be pursuing a degree in business; Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; and - Be active in community service.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Irene K. Karsks Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior of Pecatonica High School; Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0/4.0; and Have been involved in community activities/service.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022It's Up to Me ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from a public high school within Boone or Winnebago County; Have a physical disability and be eligible for special education services as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and verified by public school system in one of the following eligibility areas: deaf-blindness; deafness; hearing impairment; orthopedic impairment and or visual impairment; and attend a four-year college or university, community college, junior college or vocational school.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Jan Stringer ScholarshipREGIONALHave a permanent residence in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; Intend to pursue a career in nursing; Demonstrate financial need; Preference will be given to students who are entering their first year of nursing school.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022John D. and Melinda (Mindy) L. Stadel ScholarshipREGIONALBe a high school graduating senior; Be a resident of Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, or Stephenson County; have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0/4.0; Be a Christian actively involved in their faith community; and have a minimum of 75 community service hours during high school.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022John Flynn Memoral ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating Pecatonica High School senior pursuing higher education; - Have a GPA of at least 2.0/4.0; and - Have been involved in community service. Preference may be given to candidates with an agricultural background.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Jouris Family ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from an accredited public or private high school within Winnebago County; and - Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. Applicants' post-secondary curriculum must be dominated by mathematics and/or physical science. However, applicants do not have to major in these two subjects and can major in fields related to mathematics (i.e. statistics, engineering, etc.) or physical science (i.e. physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science, etc.). www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Karen & Robert Harter Recruitment GrantREGIONALFemales with a permanent address in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; An undergraduate sophomore or junior, or enrolled in a graduate program for the following year, at a four-year college, university, or graduate school; and Intend to teach math and/or science at the secondary level or major in nursing.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Keith Maffioli ScholarshipREGIONALBe graduating seniors from a high school in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; - Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; - Have an EFC between 4,800 and 8,000; and - Plan to attend a college (including technical, business and community colleges) or university.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Kjellstrom Womans Scholarship REGIONALBe a female resident of Winnebago County; Be at least 24 years of age; and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicants with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work experience and community service will be considered.
www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Larry and Betty McGee ScholarshipREGIONALBe a permanent resident of Winnebago County;
Be a current college freshman; Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; Must be enrolled in a field of study related to technology, such as computer science, engineering, or applied sciences; Participate in a number of extracurricular and community activities; and have an EFC of less than 10,000.
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02/01/2022League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating public high school senior; - Reside in Boone or Winnebago County; - Plan to attend a college or university; - Exhibit financial need; and - Be involved in social studies organizations, clubs, and classes such as student government, political campaigns, social service and community service.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memoral ScholarshipREGIONALHave a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; Have financial need; Have a permanent address in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; and
Be a member or a family member of a member of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.
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02/01/2022Margaret T. Craig Community Service ScholarshipREGIONALBe high school graduate or graduating senior; - Under the age of 23; - Have a permanent address in Winnebago County; - Plan to pursue a two or four-year degree at an accredited college, university, or trade school; - Demonstrate, through their community involvement, a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their school, community and county; - Be a member of at least one organization that includes community service as a significant part of their mission and have completed at least 50 hours of community service during their high school career; and - Have a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0. www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Nettie and Jesse Gorov ScholarshipREGIONALBe a current college student or non-traditional student with a permanent address within Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; - Attend or plans to attend an accredited two or four year school; - Exhibit character and scholastic achievement; and - Have an EFC of less than 5,000.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Blais Family ScholarshipREGIONALBe children or step-children of members of the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades and Construction Council; Be graduating high school seniors; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Pay it Forward ScholarshipREGIONALHave a permanent address in CFNIL's service area (Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County); and Have demonstrated "grit" and the ability to overcome obstacles. www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Phyllis Howard Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; Have permanent address in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; Be a member or a family member of a member of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022PI Gamma Omega ScholarshipREGIONALBe African-American female senior from a Winnebago County high school; Have a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0; Plan to attend a two-or-four year college or university.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022R.I.S.E. Nursing ScholarshipREGIONALHave a nursing aid certificate (CNA) and be currently employed as a CNA at a long-term care facility* in the northern Illinois region; Be planning to take classes at an accredited institution in the upcoming school year, working towards a degree or certification in a medical field such as nursing; and Have a permanent residence in Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, or Stephenson counties. Preference will be given to applicants who currently work as a CNA at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford, IL. Secondary preference will be given to applicants who work with seniors.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Randall A. Blank Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in Winnebago County; Be majoring in Police Science or a related field; Complete an essay discussing why he or she chose to study police science and their future plans and goals.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Richard Dopp Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior from a public or private high school (or a homeschooled student); Have a permanent address in Boone, Ogle, Rock Stephenson, or Winnebago County; Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5/4.0; Plan to pursue a degree in accounting or a medical field related to cancer research; and Demonstrate a commitment to their community through service and activities. Must have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours while in high school.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Richard L. Bernardi Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe attending or planning to attend Rock Valley College in the upcoming school year; Have a minimum GPA of at least 2.0/4.0; and Demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Rockford Area Habitat for HumanityREGIONALBe an individual planning to attend an accredited junior college, college or university; Be a current homeowner resident or dependent of homeowner resident of a home built by Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; and Reside in the home at time of scholarship application.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Rockford Historical Society ScholarshipREGIONALApplicant must be: A graduating high school senior with a permanent address in Winnebago County, IL. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to purse a degree in a history-related field. www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Rockford Products Corporation FoundationREGIONALBe a graduate of or graduating senior from any high school located in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.00; and Intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Science degree, or an Associate's degree. The applicant’s financial need, community involvement, and demonstrated interest in business or engineering studies as a career will be positive factors during the recipient selection process.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Sorensen Memorial Architecture ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior; Have permanent residence in Winnebago or Boone County; Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale; Be involved in community service; and an Intent to major in the fields of Architecture.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Sorenson Memorial Engineering ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior; Have permanent residence in Winnebago or Boone County; Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale; Be involved in community service; and an Intent to major in the field of Engineering.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Sorenson Memorial Music ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior; Have permanent residence in Winnebago or Boone County; Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale; Be involved in community service; and an Intent to major in the field of Music.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Sorenson Memorial Theater ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior; Have permanent residence in Winnebago or Boone County; Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale; Be involved in community service; and an Intent to major in the field of Theater.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Taus Community Endowment ScholarshipREGIONALBe a female African-American graduating high school senior within Winnebago County; Have a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; and Be involved in her community and school.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Terrance Freeman Sr. Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; Have permanent address in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; and Be a member or a family member of a member of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Tyler Kinison Memorial ScholarshipREGIONALBe enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0; Have permanent address in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; and Be a member or a family member of a member of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022University of Michigan ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior, current college student or graduate student; Reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson or Winnebago County; Attend University of Michigan in the upcoming school year; and Have a minimum GPA of 3.85/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 984 ScholarshipREGIONALBe a direct descendant of a Vietnam veteran and must provide a copy of the DD Form 214 when completing the application; Live in Winnebago or Boone County, or be the direct descendent of a veteran who is an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984; Have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; and Be a high school graduate or a graduating high school senior.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Walter K. Raczynski Family ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior residing in Winnebago or Boone County; and Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale or higher and planning to major in medical science.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior from Winnebago County; Have a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0; and Have an EFC of less than 1000.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022William J. Galaway LIbrary and Information ScienceREGIONALBe a High school graduate or graduating high school senior with a permanent address within Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County in Illinois; Major in library and information science or related field; Intend to pursue a career as a school or public librarian; Attend a four-year college or university during the funded year; and Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022William Pigott Memoral ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating senior residing in McHenry or Winnebago County; Have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0; Plan to major in Engineering in his/her post-secondary studies.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022William R. Durham Drama/Theater ScholarshipREGIONALBe a high school graduate or graduating senior; Have a permanent address within Winnebago or Boone County; Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; Plan to attend an accredited four year college or university to obtain an M.A. or B.A.: Intend to teach theater or work professionally as a performer or technician in theater; and Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 while receiving the award.www.cfnil.orgg
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02/01/2022Winnebago County Veterans Association ScholarshipREGIONALBe a resident of Winnebago County; Be a graduating high school senior; Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5/4.0; and Be related to an Honorably Discharged Veteran, National Guard Reservist, US Army Reserve, or a current active-duty servicemember.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022WoTM Ruthann Gaston Women in Engineering ScholarshipREGIONALBe female; Be enrolled in the NIU Engineering at RVC program for the upcoming school year; Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; and interested in the study of engineering.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022WoTM ScholarshipREGIONALBe a resident of Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, or Rock County; Plan to attend a college, university, or trade/technical school; and be able to demonstrate how their coursework will impact manufacturing technology in the region.www.cfnil.org
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02/01/2022Zeta Chapter Memorial AwardREGIONALBe a female graduating from a public high school within Boone or Winnebago County; Plan to teach at any level; exhibit academic potential; and Have participated in a number of high school activities.www.cfnil.org
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02/07/2022Mr. and Mrs. George W. Taylor Foundation ScholarshipREGIONALFor students pursuing an education in the engineering field. This scholarship offers a fully funded education at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. Candidates must be in the top 10% of their graduating class, have an ACT composite score of 30 and a GPA of 2.5.https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXPFsEamNr78dwi
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02/15/2022FOSSI - Future of STEM scholars InitiativeSTATEFor students who have an interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health or other related chemical-injustry fields. GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rucdZsrz7TgwnVV8GsYfLg9NQWpSupM4/view?usp=sharing
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02/15/2022Soil and Water Stewardship ScholarshipREGIONALBe a graduating high school senior or high school graduate (diploma or G.E.D. certificate); Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university; Be enrolled in a natural resource field such as fish or wildlife biology, conservation or management, air quality, botany, conservation education, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, pollution control or water quality; Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; and Have their permanent address in Boone, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will or Winnebago Counties.www.cfnil.org
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03/05/20222022 Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership AwardSTATEThis is a scholarship application for a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Christian male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2022.https://forms.gle/jpisvM9B7zoRgUY2A
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03/05/2022ICEF - Illinois Chemical Education Foundation/High School Senior ScholarshipSTATEFor students who have exemplified outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement seeking degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineeing or High School Chemistry teaching.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qteIwxm5Lwz8azn6fjjD2Git9s9DMVN7/view?usp=sharing