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It's Up To Me Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting students who don't allow challenges to keep them from pursuing their goals.

Applicants must:

- Be a graduating senior at a public high school in Boone or Winnebago County;

- Have a physical disability and be eligible for special education services; and

- Demonstrate financial need.


For the purposes of this scholarship, physical disability is defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and must be in one of the following eligibility areas: deaf-blindness, deafness, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment and/or visual impairment.

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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