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Shirley Borel Journalism Scholarship Fund

Established 2005

Shirley Borel and Family
Shirley Borel and Family

The Shirley Borel Journalism Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students majoring in journalism at Waubonsee Community College.

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are given special consideration for these awards.

The scholarship is funded by Indigo Debrah Johnson, a former student of Mrs. Borel’s.

Shirley Borel graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism. She taught journalism at Waubonsee Community College for over thirty years.

She also was the founder of the Waubonsee College newspaper, Insight.  Her determination and insistence on finding and reporting the truth were a reflection of her high ethical standards.

It is in this spirit that scholarships are awarded in her name to future journalism students.

Mrs. Borel lost her life in a traffic accident in April of 2006.  She was survived by her husband and three children.

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Cris Anderson

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

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

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

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

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

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