From news release
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will award $429,677 in scholarships to local students this year.
The scholarships will support post-secondary education aspirations of 185 students from 29 area high schools.
Most of this year’s recipients are graduating high school seniors in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. Scholarships are awarded for a variety of needs and multiple fields of study. Some are renewable for up to four years.
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Recipients are selected by a blind review process scored by community volunteers. This year, more than 150 volunteers read and scored more than 1,500 scholarship applications.
“The CFNIL Scholarship Program is rooted in decades of generosity and provides an annual reminder of our community’s longstanding commitment to education,” Dan Ross, president of the Community Foundation, said in a news release. “It also reminds us that if this year’s recipients are any indication, the future of our community is in very good hands. It is our privilege to connect local generosity with local needs and to continue to close the gap between aspiration and reality for hundreds of students.”
The Community Foundation administers more than 100 scholarship endowments, all of which are created by individuals and organizations that recognize the importance of education. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million to local students.
The foundation will host its Scholarship Award Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Cliffbreakers/Riverview Event Center, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford.
You can see the list of recipients at cfnil.org/2023-scholarship-recipients.