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Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting current college students with financial need and the ability to overcome obstacles.

Applicant must:

- Be a current college or non-traditional student; - Have a permanent address in Winnebago or Boone County; - Demonstrate financial need; and - Exhibit sincerity, high character, and the ability to overcome obstacles.


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


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