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Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting resourceful Black women beginning their educational journey.

Applicant must:

- Be a Black female; - Be a graduating high school senior or GED recipient starting post-secondary education for the first time; and - Have a permanent address in Winnebago County OR is a relative of Dr. Gussie M. Ware.


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

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

Photo of Dr. Gussie M. Ware and logo for the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois


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