SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS
Scholarships offered through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program are available to local students who will attend an accredited post-secondary institution within the United States of America on a full-time basis. Following are details regarding general policies, primary eligibility requirements, types of scholarships available, and application access information.
One application only is required from any one student to be considered for any scholarship offered through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
Students apply to the Community Foundation Scholarship Program as a whole, not for a particular scholarship, and are considered for any scholarship in which they are eligible.
The philosophy of the Community Foundation Scholarship Program is to help as many individual students as possible, therefore only one scholarship may be received by any one student in any given year although they may be eligible for several different scholarships offered.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley reserves the right to amend or to modify the scope of the Scholarship Program.
Primary Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must complete their high school education during, at the conclusion of, or prior to the current academic year as follows.
- High School Diploma from a public, private, parochial, or online school
- Home-Schooled High School Education
- General Educational Development (GED) certificate or state certificate
Applicants must attend an accredited post-secondary institution within the United States of America during the upcoming academic year.
Applicants must pursue studies (career/technical/vocational, undergraduate, graduate, etc.) on a full-time basis during the upcoming academic year.
Applicants must maintain a permanent address located within the Community Foundation Scholarship Program service area (a few exceptions apply).
- A permanent address is usually a parent’s home or the address listed on a driver’s license, voters registration card, FAFSA, etc. It is most likely NOT a temporary on/off college campus address.
- The Community Foundation Scholarship Program service area includes the following areas within the State of Illinois:
Types of Scholarships
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program consists of separate scholarship funds created by individual donors who establish specific criteria for the administration of their scholarships. Such criteria must be consistent with overall Community Foundation policy.
Most scholarships are based on academic ability and financial need. A few scholarships are based on academic ability without consideration of financial need.
The monetary value of each scholarship varies depending upon the amount available in each individual scholarship fund.
Scholarships are designated as non-renewable one-year awards or renewable multi-year awards depending upon the scholarship fund criteria, as established by the donor of the scholarship fund.
To learn more about the various scholarship funds administered by the Community Foundation and their donors, please visit the Scholarship Fund profile pages.
The application for a 2021-2022 scholarship closed on January 11, 2021.
Students who applied for a 2021-2022 scholarship should regularly check the email address associated with their CFFRV Scholarship Portal account as:
- Updates or other necessary information will be communicated via email.
- Notices regarding application decisions will be sent via email in early May 2021.
The application for a 2022-2023 scholarship will be available in fall 2021.
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