Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $17 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

Applications for the 2020 Scholarship Program will be available on our website beginning in late November 2019.


Primary Eligibility Requirements

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

•    With few exceptions, students must have a permanent address geographically located within the Community Foundation Scholarship Program service area.

  •  A permanent address is defined as the residential street address one provides on their tax return, voter’s registration, and other legal documents and correspondence.  It is most likely NOT one’s address at college.
  • The Community Foundation Scholarship Program service area includes the designated areas of the following public high school attendance boundaries located within the State of Illinois:

Public High School                                Attendance Boundary Area

Batavia Senior High School……………….. entire area

Central High School………………………….. Kane County portion within Campton or Virgil Township

East Aurora High School…………………… entire area

Geneva Community High School……….. entire area

Hinckley-Big Rock High School…………. Kane County portion

Kaneland Senior High School…………….. entire area

Metea Valley High School………………….. entire area

Minooka Community High School……… Kendall County portion

Newark Community High School……….. entire area

Oswego East High School………………….. entire area

Oswego High School…………………………. entire area

Plainfield North High School…………….. Kendall County portion

Plainfield South High School…………….. entire area

Plano High School……………………………. entire area

Sandwich Community High School…….. Kendall County portion

South Elgin High School……………………. Kane County portion within St. Charles Township

St. Charles East High School……………… entire area

St. Charles North High School…………… entire area

Sycamore High School……………………… Kane County portion within Virgil Township

Waubonsie Valley High School………….. entire area

West Aurora High School…………………. entire area

Yorkville High School………………………. entire area


Types of Applicants

 

High School Seniors

  • Students who will receive their high school diploma from a high school during, or at the conclusion of, the current academic year and are immediately continuing their education at the beginning of the next academic year.
  • Students who will complete their high school education as a home-schooled student during, or at the conclusion of, the current academic year and are immediately continuing their education at the beginning of the next academic year.

Undergraduate Students

  • Students who have completed their high school education prior to the current academic year and are furthering their education at the undergraduate level of study at the beginning of the next academic year.
  • Students who have obtained or will obtain a General Education Development (GED) credential prior to, during, or at the conclusion of the current academic year and are furthering their education at the undergraduate level of study at the beginning of the next academic year.

Graduate Students

  • Students who have obtained or will obtain a bachelor’s degree prior to, during, or at the conclusion of the current academic year and are undertaking advanced studies at the graduate level at the beginning of the next academic year.

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.

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