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Katrina Smith Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Supporting students who have lost a parent or step-parent.

Applicant must:

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

- Have experienced the death of a parent or step-parent before they graduated from high school.

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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