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Winnebago County Veterans Association Scholarship

Updated: Jan 8

Supporting the descendants of U.S. military veterans.

Applicant must:

- Be a graduating high school senior; and

-Currently reside in Winnebago County; and

- Be related to an Honorably Discharged Veteran, National Guard Reservist, US Army Reserve, or a current active-duty servicemember.


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

For the purposes of this scholarship, relative is defined as parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. 

Applicant must provide a copy of the servicemember's DD-214 or current military ID. You can request a copy of the DD Form 214 here:

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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