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Rockford Historical Society Scholarship

Updated: Jan 8

Supporting students who are passionate about the history and preservation of Rockford.

Applicant must:

- Be a graduating high school senior;

- Currently reside in Winnebago County, IL; and

-Intend to major in journalism or a history-related field.


For the purposes of this scholarship, history-related fields may include majors such as anthropology, museum studies, sociology, cultural studies, genealogy, and library science.

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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