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Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Scholarship Fund

“Established 2021”

www.kristofferbigheart.org

 

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

 

Contact us:

 

E-mail: kristofferbigheart@gmail.com
Web: www.kristofferbigheart.org

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

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

…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

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

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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