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Elsie Jefko Carlson Scholarship

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

To help single parents improve their career opportunities through higher education.

Applicant must:

  • Be a single parent;

  • Be a permanent resident of Winnebago County;

  • Demonstrate financial need; and

  • Plan to attend college, university, or trade school, in the upcoming school year.

The Elsie Jefko Carlson Scholarship recipient may attend a college, university or trade school. Past recipients may reapply.

Learn more about the Early Childhood Educators 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

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at

Photo of Elsie Jefko Carlson and logo for the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

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