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Ann Dooley Advancement Scholarship

Supporting students with intellectual disabilities pursuing skills that will allow them to live independently.


Applicant must:

- Be between the ages of 18-25 as of the application deadline;

- Have an intellectual disability as defined in the Scholarship Specifications section above;

- Have a permanent address in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties;

- Be enrolled or intending to enroll in a post-secondary program that will enhance his or her life;

- Be enrolled or intending to enroll in a post-secondary program that will enhance his or her life through employment and/or independent living skills for the upcoming academic year;

- Provide verification that they receive services for an intellectual disability, such as a reference from their primary care physician or school case manager.




This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens March 1 and April 15 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at www.cfnil.org/scholarships


Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at scholarships@cfnil.org




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