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It's Up To Me Scholarship

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

To provide educational resources to students with physical disabilities within Boone and Winnebago Counties.

Applicants must:

- Be a graduating senior from a public high school within Boone or Winnebago County;

- Have a physical disability and be eligible for special education services as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and verified by public school system in one of the following eligibility areas: deaf-blindness; deafness; hearing impairment; orthopedic impairment and or visual impairment; and

- Attend a four-year college or university, community college, junior college or vocational school.

Financial need will be considered. Applicants must provide a letter from a school official verifying eligibility for special education services at the time of application.

Learn more about the It's Up To Me 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

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