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Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting first-generation RPS205 students who have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of education.

Applicants must:

- Be a graduating senior from a Rockford District 205 high school;

- Be a first generation college student;

- Demonstrate the ability to achieve goals and balance work, school and volunteer activities; and

-Demonstrate a moderate level of financial need.


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

For the purposes of this scholarship, a first-generation college student is defined as a student who's parents did not graduate with a degree from a post-secondary institution.

Learn more about the Nancy Kalchbrenner 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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