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CFFRV 2021 Scholarship Program: 330 Students Receive Scholarships for College


The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is pleased to announce the award recipients of the 2021 CFFRV Scholarship Program.

Scholarships totaling $1,441,850 for use during the next four years were recently awarded to 330 area students.

These students, who will attend colleges and universities throughout the United States, will join 272 other students continuing their college education with a renewed CFFRV Scholarship Program award.

The CFFRV Scholarship Program consists of more than 200 separate scholarship funds created by generous individuals, businesses, and organizations who establish specific criteria for the administration of their scholarships. Applications are reviewed by a volunteer Scholarship Committee comprised of community members.

“We were once again amazed by the time and dedication of the volunteer committee who spent countless hours reviewing applications,” said Austin Dempsey, CFFRV’s Scholarship Committee chair and vice-chair of the Board of Directors. “Their commitment to honoring this program is incredible.”

Due to the circumstances brought on by COVID-19, the CFFRV Scholarship Team carefully reviewed and discussed applicants’ submissions via Zoom.  The CFFRV thanks the Scholarship Committee for adapting to a virtual meeting format to ensure the process was managed as efficiently and effectively as usual.

Since the organization’s inception in 1948, the program has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships.

To view a full list of scholarship funds, visit To view the full list of recipients and program statistics from this year, visit

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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