Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Scholarship Program

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $14 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.

Obtaining an Application

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year are no longer available.  Please visit the 2017 Scholarship Program Page for more information.

Look for scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year in November 2017.

Primary Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full‑time basis.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher to be considered for a scholarship.
  • With few exceptions, students must have their permanent address located within the Community Foundation service area.  A permanent address is one where a student receives legal documents and correspondence.  It is most likely NOT their school address.

The Community Foundation service area includes the City of Aurora, southern Kane County, and Kendall County within the State of Illinois.

Types of Scholarships

The majority of 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.

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