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Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting women who want to develop personally and professionally through education.

Applicants must:

- Be a female;

- Be at least 24 years of age;

-Currently reside in Winnebago County;

- Have a high school diploma or equivalent; and

-Demonstrate financial need.


Applicants with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Work experience, community service, educational and professional goals, and the ability to overcome obstacles will be considered in the selection process.

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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