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Cameron Pepera Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established 2020

Cameron on his first day of 7th grade

The Cameron Pepera Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Kevin, Judy, and Paige Pepera of Saint Charles, IL, in loving memory of their beloved son and brother, Cameron (August 2002-September 2015). The Pepera Family’s vision is to keep the memory of Cameron alive in the community and to help students in the area who may need additional support to have a fulfilling future after high school.

Eligibility is restricted to students who are high school seniors graduating from St. Charles North and St. Charles East High Schools. Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. It is preferred that the students have participated in extracurricular activities during their high school years, i.e. sports, clubs, and/or volunteering.

Paige and Cameron

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

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

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

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

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