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Howard D. Colman Scholarship

To provide educational resources to students from Boone and Winnebago County who are pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, applied science, or a comparable technology field.

Applicants must: - Be a graduating high school senior, residing in Boone or Winnebago County; - Major in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Science, or a comparable technology field; - Have a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0; and - Personify the innovative spirit of Howard D. Colman. First year award is $2,500. Each year, one of four recipients from the prior year will be selected to have their award renewed for up to three additional years, as long as criteria is met. Total award over four years could be as much as $32,500. Recipients must be willing to accept full-time summer internship offers through CFNIL and make a good faith effort to return to the Rockford area after graduation.

Learn more about the Howard D. Colman Scholarship.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). The Howard D. Colman Scholarship application has a different timeline than most of CFNIL's scholarships; the application opens November 1 and closes January 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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