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George Whinna Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting students studying history.

Applicant must:

- Be at least a freshman in college at time of application;

- Be a graduate from a public or private high school located in Winnebago County;

- Be enrolled at Rock Valley College or Rockford University for the upcoming school year; and

- Intend to major in a history-related field.


Academic performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

For the purposes of this scholarship, "history-related field" can include majors such as history, anthropology, museum studies, and genealogy.

Having been involved in history-related experiential learning projects or activities are positive factors.

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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