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Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

To assist deserving women who demonstrate a desire to develop personally and professionally.

Applicants must:

- Be a female resident of Winnebago County;

- Be at least 24 years of age; and

- Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Applicants with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work experience and community service will be considered.

The review committee will consider educational goals, professional goals, community service, financial need, use of scholarship funds, and the applicant's devotion to the pursuit of higher education in spite of obstacles.

Learn more about the Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative.

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

Picture of Janet Kjellstrom. Community Foundation of Northern Illinois logo.

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