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2017 Scholarship Program

Congratulations to our many 2017 Scholarship Program Recipients!

This year the Foundation has over 360 recipients and awarded nearly $1.2 million over the next four years! This level of support is a record for the Foundation!

View 2017 Recipients

The finalization process for the scholarship awards will occur June-August.

Once your scholarship award is finalized, a check will be mailed directly to the school/college you will be attending (in accordance with IRS regulations). Checks will be issued June through August.

If questions or issues arise regarding your Finalization Form, you will be contacted via e-mail and/or telephone.

An e-mail notification will be sent to you once your scholarship award check has been released to your school/college.

Please feel free to contact our Director of Scholarships at or (630) 896-7800 if you have questions or concerns.

The 2017 Scholarship Program at a Glance:

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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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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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