Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
(630) 896-7800


Information about the 2021 Scholarship Program is coming soon. 

Scholarship Program

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $19 million in 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.

Eligibility Restrictions

Students who have completed their high school education as follows:

  • High School Diploma from a public, private, online, or parochial school
  • Home-Schooled High School Education
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate or state certificate

Students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education within the United States of America on a full-time basis.

Students who will pursue vocational, undergraduate, or graduate studies.

With few exceptions, students who have a permanent address geographically located within the Community Foundation Scholarship Program Service Area.


Types of Scholarships

Most scholarships offered through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program 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 available income in each individual scholarship fund.

Scholarship awards are designated as 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 our scholarship funds and their donors, please view the various scholarship fund profiles available here.

Obtaining an Application

The application for the 2020 Scholarship Program was available through January 15, 2020.

Please visit the 2020 Scholarship Program Page for more information.

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