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 Scholarships Manager Becky Zantout at b.zantout@dekalbccf.org or 815-748-5383.

Award Renewals and Reapplications

Past recipients looking to renew an award or reapply for a scholarship are encouraged to complete the required information for funding.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships

CHS Elburn Scholarship

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.

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Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship

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.

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Dr. and Mrs. Harold P. Wells 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.

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Ed and Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Ed and Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship supports a high school graduate of a DeKalb County school attending an accredited physical therapy program at an accredited college or university. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.

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Jeffrey A. Trail Memorial Scholarship

The Jeffrey A. Trail Memorial Scholarship supports recent DeKalb County high school graduates in the first year at one of the five U.S. service academies. 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 - June 1 each year.

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Renaissance Scholarship

The Renaissance Scholarship offers a $1,000 initial scholarship, renewable for up to three years, to an individual returning to school for their undergraduate degree after being a part of the workforce. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.

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Spinoso Masters Scholarship

The Spinoso Masters Scholarship provides scholarships, up to $10,000, to deserving students to cover tuition costs of post-undergraduate or master's studies. Eligible applicants must be graduates of a DeKalb County high school but can currently live somewhere other than DeKalb County. Applications are available from April 1 - June 1 each year.

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Virginia Larsen Nursing Scholarship

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.


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 dan@dekalbccf.org.

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