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Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

To honor the memory and continue the legacy of Gary Wilmer by awarding scholarships to students who wish to pursue an education in music.

Applicant must:

- Be a college-bound student in Boone, Ogle or Winnebago County; - Be 19 years old or younger as of the application deadline; - Be attending or planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university; - Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; - Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to further their musical education throughout college; and - Be actively involved in school or community musical groups. - Past recipients are not eligible to reapply.

Learn more about the Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music 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

Logos for RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

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