CFNIL opens 2016-17 scholarship applications

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is now accepting applications through Feb. 1, 2017 for its 2016-2017 scholarship program, which will award more than $200,000 through 83 unique scholarships.

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

You can find a complete list of CFNIL scholarships, grouped by purpose, region, and deadline, on their scholarship page. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an interview.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, along with Rock Valley College and Rockford Public Library, will be hosting the Community Scholarship Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Representatives from CFNIL, Rock Valley CollegeRockford Public Library, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will explain how to find and apply for local scholarships and how to navigate the federal financial aid process.

The Community Scholarship Fair is free and open to the public. Students who plan on applying for CFNIL scholarships are encouraged, but not required, to attend.

The Community Scholarship Fair is being sponsored by B103, a Mid-West Family Broadcasting/Rockford Media Group station.

–CFNIL

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