Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Scholarship Fund

Established 2021


The scholarship was created in memory of Kristoffer Larsen, a 2012 Geneva High School graduate that suffered a Sudden Cardiac Death on May 27th, 2016, at an age of only 22. He was a healthy and caring young man that cared greatly for his siblings, friends, teammates, family and people around him. Kristoffer was the older brother of 3 younger siblings, providing them tremendous support and help. During his years at Geneva High School, he was an active cross country and long-distance track runner known to be a caring and supportive teammate. Kristoffer’s big smile, caring and unselfish personality will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and it is the hope that we through this scholarship some of these traits can be lifted and honored in his memory.

Criteria for Scholarships

  • Residency requirements
    Reside within Geneva School District 304
  • School currently or previously attended
    • Geneva High School
  • Level of study to be supported (undergraduate, graduate, etc.)
    • Graduating High School Seniors preferred
    • Undergraduate Level students
    • Home schooled students not applicable GED students not applicable
  • Type of School
    • Must attend a two year or four-year college
  • Trade/Vocational School not applicable
  • Requirement for field or fields of study and/or career guidelines
    • Preference for medical field, specifically cardiac research/career path related to cardiology
  • Merit-based requirements
    • 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Other
    •  Preference for member of the Geneva High School Cross Country or Track and Field Teams
    • Preference for Scandinavian heritage or interest in Scandinavian culture
  • Type of Candidate Preferences (Students may demonstrate this by providing letters of reference from coaches, teammates, community leaders and/or high school educators.)
    • We are seeking candidates that live their life by the BIG HEART values:
      • Unselfish, caring and generous
        • “The ultimate friend, teammate and sibling” – he/she has a BIG HEART
      • Hard worker
        • “Always give its best” – he/she plays or participate with a BIG HEART
      • Promote heart health in youth
        • Has been engaged in activities that helped raise awareness about heart conditions


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(630) 896-7800