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Ardis W. Cook Social Work Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting African American students who plan to pursue a career in social work or human services.

Applicant must:

- Must be African American;

- Be a graduating senior or graduate of a Rockford Public Schools District #205;

- Plan to pursue a career in social work or human services; and

- Have a history of community service.


Academic performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

For the purposes of this scholarship, fields related to social work or human services include case management, counseling, or community outreach and advocacy.

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 at


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