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Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting high-achieving students with financial need.

Applicants must:

- Be a current college student or non-traditional student enrolled full-time at a qualified college or university for the upcoming school year;

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

- Demonstrate good character; and

-Demonstrate a high level of financial need.


Applicant performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

For the purposes of this scholarship, good character includes traits such as integrity, honesty, loyalty, compassion, and accountability.

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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