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Elsie Jefko Carlson Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting single parents who instill the importance of education, charity, and respect in their children.

Applicant must:

-Be a single parent;

-Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago county; 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 at


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