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Shelley Scott Fund

Established 2016

This fund was created to honor the life of Shelley Scott (1970-2015).  Scholarships from the fund are awarded to female graduates of Oswego High School.

Shelley was a 1988 graduate of Oswego High School where she was active in drama and speech. She received a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and later graduated with high honors from UIC with a degree in Nutrition.  She was employed as a Registered Dietician and Diabetic Educator at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University Hospital. Her competence and compassion were lauded by her patients and co-workers.

Shelley was a certified yoga instructor and had a passion for biking; she rode her bike to and from work (16 miles) each day as long as the roads were passable. She enjoyed running, gardening, and, most significantly helping others. She is described as a loving, caring and selfless person. This sentiment was expressed by one of her friends and echoed by many others, “Shelley was simply one of the purest, most generous souls I have ever met.  She always found wonder in the tiniest moments of nature – whether a frigid winter morning or a spectacular sunrise as she biked along the Lake.”  The world lost a remarkable woman who made a difference in many people’s lives, by her actions and inspiration for action to others.

…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

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

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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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