In an article released on September 10, 2015, U.S. News and World Report cited the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley as an industry leader in providing numerous scholarships to local students. The article, titled “Know What to Do Before, During and After the Scholarship Search,” stresses the importance of applying early and often for scholarships. Kevin Ladd, vice president of scholarships.com and author of the article, offers a number of search options for students looking for scholarships, including local foundations. The article offers the Community Foundation as an example, stating that, “…the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $11.4 million in college scholarships to students in the organization’s small Illinois service area.” Continue reading the entire article.
In 2015, the Community Foundation received more than 600 applications and awarded scholarships to over 300 students totaling more than $1 million over the next four years. For more information, and details on how to apply for a Community Foundation scholarship, please visit our site.