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Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Supporting high-achieving African-American women involved in the Rockford community.

Applicants must:

- Be an African-American female; - Be a graduating high school senior from the Rockford Public School District #205; and

-Demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL Program Officer


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