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United Punjabis of America Excellence in Community Service Scholarship Fund

Established 2021

This scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to two eligible applicants. This scholarship is a one-year award and is non-renewable.

To be eligible, applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Residency requirements
    • Community Foundation service area
  • Type of Student Requirements
    • Graduating High School Senior from any of high schools in service area
    • Indo American
    • Hindu Faith
    • GED students are NOT eligible
    • Homeschooled students are NOT eligible
  • Requirement for field or fields of study and/or career guidelines
    • None
  • Financial Need Requirement
    • None
  • Merit Based Requirement
    • None outside of restrictions set by the Community Foundation (Students must have a 2.0 minimum GPA to apply for a scholarship with the Community Foundation.)
  • Community Service Requirement
    • Must indicate performed community service, volunteered in the community.

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

…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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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