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John D. and Melinda (Mindy) L. Stadel Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting students whose faith inspires them to serve their community.

Applicant must:

- Be a high school graduating senior;

- Currently reside in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, or Stephenson County;

- Be a Christian actively involved in their faith community;

- Demonstrate a history of cummunity service, with a minimum of 75 community service hours during high school; and

-Demonstrate financial need.


Academic performance will be give high priority consideration in the selection process.

Applicant must provide an additional reference from their Pastor or another leader in their faith community. This reference should highlight how the student's Christian beliefs are demonstrated through their church and/or community service.

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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