Additional Scholarships at the Community Foundation
A few scholarships are not included in the Foundation's Universal Scholarship Application. The listing below contains opportunities for post-high school students, including award renewals, reapplications, and more. Applicants must determine their eligibility and apply using an application specific to that award. To determine eligibility for these awards, please review the guidelines for each and complete an online application.
Applicants are encouraged to review the list of frequently asked questions at the bottom of the main Foundation scholarship page. For additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Grants Director Jolene Willis at email@example.com or 815-748-5383.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships (Applications accepted February 1 - April 1)
The CHS Elburn Scholarship is available to high school graduates and current undergraduate students at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be a family member of an eligible CHS Elburn customer or employee. Applications are available from February 1 - April 1 each year.
The Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship benefits a high school senior in DeKalb County who plans to attend the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) OR a current college student who is a graduate of a DeKalb County high school and currently enrolled in the ACES program. Applications are available from February 1 - April 1 each year.
- See past recipients of the Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship
The Dr. and Mrs. Harold P. Wells Scholarship is available to employees and family members of the employees of the DeKalb Fire Department and graduates of the Kishwaukee Education Consortium's Fire Science Program.
The Wells Scholarship can also be used to offset expenses for any educational purpose. Some examples include college tuition, any fire course, short academic courses, conferences, and camps, such as music and space camps. Applications are available from February 1 - April 1.
The Virginia Larsen Nursing Scholarship is open to students who are residents of DeKalb County seeking a college-level nursing degree. Applicants must be full-time students. Applications are available from February 1 - April 1.
Scholarships (Applications accepted April 1 - June 1)
The Cindy Graves Nursing Scholarship is new in 2023 and provides support for DeKalb County residents currently working as nursing professionals and continuing their education in nursing. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.
The Ed & Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship provides support for a DeKalb County high school graduate who is attending an accredited physical therapy program at an accredited college or university. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.
- See past recipients of the Ed & Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship
The Renaissance Scholarship provides support for students who have been a part of the workforce after high school and are seeking an undergraduate degree. Applicants must be a resident of DeKalb County or living within the service boundary of Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.
- See past recipients of the Renaissance Scholarship
The Spinoso Masters Scholarship provides up to $10,000 in scholarship support for students pursuing post-undergraduate studies. Eligible applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County high school. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.
- See past recipients of the Spinoso Masters Scholarship
Scholarship (Applications accepted April 1 - July 1)
The Jeffrey A. Trail Memorial Scholarship provides support to recent high school graduates who are formally admitted and committed to attending the United States Naval Academy. The selected student will receive an additional stipend each year they continue at the academy. Completing the four-year undergraduate program would result in total assistance amounting to $5,000. Applications are available from April 1 - July 1 .
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If giving the gift of education is an area of interest to you, consider donating to an existing Scholarship Fund or create one of your own. To discuss your charitable interests, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.