Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

To provide educational awards for deserving young black women.


Applicant must:

- Be a black female; - Be a graduating high school senior or GED recipient starting post-secondary education for the first time; - Have a current GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; and - Have a permanent address in Winnebago County OR is a relative of Dr. Gussie M. Ware.


Graduate students are not eligible.


Learn more about the Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship.

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 www.cfnil.org/scholarships

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL Program Officer Ciara Stahly.


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