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The Daily Herald Shares Scholarship Article

The Daily Herald picked up the Community Foundation’s article about scholarships and posted it on their website.

Apply now for the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley’s 2016 scholarship applications. Visit at to view the scholarship program guide and application.

Student loan debt has become a plaguing issue for college students. Scholarships are a valuable option for students looking for financial help during their education. Scholarships are available — students just need to know where to find them.

There are nearly 200 scholarship funds within the Community Foundation. The Foundation offers one-year and multiyear scholarships. For the 2015-16 academic year, 320 scholarships were awarded for a total of more than $1 million in funding over the next four years.

The Community Foundation offers scholarships to students who are planning on attending an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis, and who live in the foundation’s service area (the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities, and Kendall County).

The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 1. They encourage applicants to begin the scholarship process early to allow time for submitting all supporting documents. Visit for complete details.

To learn more about the scholarship funds and their donors, view the various scholarship fund profiles.

The article was originally posted in the Community Foundation’s December 2015 e-Memorandum.

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

…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

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

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