General Scholarships - Open to all students in any program

Anderson-Woest
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. 2023 graduate of Putnam County High School, St. Bede Academy or home-school
3. Intentions of transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree
4. Minimum 3.00 GPA

William & Loretta Byerly
Eligibility Requirement
1. Maximum GPA 2.99

Michael Christopher Castelli Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Graduate of an IVCC district high school, home-school or GED graduate
2. Minimum 2.25 GPA

Citizens of Peru
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2023 IVCC district high school graduate, home-school or GED graduate or first-time IVCC attendee
2. Resident of Peru
3. Demonstrated community service and/or volunteerism
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA

Bud Connelly
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Kristyne K. Curley Memorial
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Current IVCC student (high school students excluded)
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA
3. An additional one-page essay must be submitted describing how animals have enriched your life by either pet fostering/adoption, volunteer work at an animal shelter, rescue organization or rehabilitation center.

Mary V. Dagraedt Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2023 graduate of St. Bede Academy, Hall, Princeton, Bureau Valley, L-P Township high school
2. Minimum 3.75 GPA

Gary & Deborah Dahl Single Parent Award
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of an IVCC district county
2. Student must be a single parent
3. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application

Tyler Derossett Memorial Veterans Award
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. Veteran of the United States armed services

Education Matters
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. GED graduate
2. Non-traditional female student; age 24+
3. Freshman status (completed less than 30 credit hours while attending IVCC)

David P. Eller
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. Minimum 2.25 GPA

Earl Fester Diversity
Eligibility Requirements
1. Current IVCC student (high school students excluded)
2. An additional one-page essay must be submitted describing life as a LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or ally, and/or how a LGBTQIA+ person has influenced your life.

Dr. Jean & Steve Goodnow
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. Student actively using accommodations from the IVCC Center for Accessibility & Neurodiversity office

Helping Hands
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Non-traditional student; age 25+
2. First-time IVCC attendee or returning to college after a 3-year gap in educational studies
3. Applicant must describe in essay their passion and commitment in earning a degree

Hope Single Parent Award
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Student must be a single female parent with children age 18 or younger, living at home
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application
3. Minimum 2.75 GPA

Illinois Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student
2. Permanent IVCC district resident with previous fastpitch experience

Illinois Valley Women's Club
Eligibility Requirements
1. Student must be a single female parent
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application
3. Sophomore status (30+ credit hours completed by the end of Spring 2023)
4. Minimum 3.00 GPA

IVCC American Federation of Teachers Local #1810
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Applicant, applicant's spouse, or applicant's parent(s) must be a member of a labor or professional union.

IVCC - GED/HSE Award
Contact the IVCC Adult Learning Center to verify if your GED/HSE exam scores are eligible to receive this scholarship. Contact Cindy Lock, 815-224-0358, cindy_lock@ivcc.edu

IVAC Leading Our Community
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of LaSalle County, Bureau County or Putnam County
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

IV Leads Young Professionals
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Applicant must be aged 22-40
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Lester A. Klinefelter Memorial

(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
3. Applicant must have completed 6 credit hours of IVCC courses in 0800 or 0900 math, reading or English and earned a grade of C or better, or passing
3. Minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA

Koscielski Mertel Family
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. LaSalle County resident
2. Demonstrated community service and/or volunteerism

LaSalle American Legion Post #426: Romulus Meehan Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Applicant must be a current member of the LaSalle American Legion or a child or grandchild of a member
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA

LaSalle Rotary Club
Eligibility Requirements
1. LaSalle resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Earl V. Lieske, Sr. Memorial
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Terry Maloy Memorial Veterans Award: Home of the Free because of the Brave
Eligibility Requirement
1. Veteran of the United States armed services

Joe Marchiori Family
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2023 graduate of Putnam County High School
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA

Marseilles Bank
Eligibility Requirements
1. Marseilles resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Marseilles Masonic Lodge #417
Eligibility Requirements
1. LaSalle County resident
2. Applicant must be an active member or related to an active member or plan to be sponsored by an active member of the Marseilles Masonic Lodge #417
NOTE: If applicant is being sponsored, the member of Lodge #417 must submit a letter of recommendation to the IVCC Foundation office.

Bud & Sandy Matthews
Eligibility Requirements
1. Graduate of Hall Township High School
2. Minimum 2.25 GPA

Edna McManus
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Applicant must be a single female parent, who is actively seeking assistance from the IVCC Illinois Valley Single Parent Connections program

A.C. Muhlstadt Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2023 graduate of Streator Township High School or Woodland High School
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Jackie Norris
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Student must be a single female parent
3. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application
4. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Kathy Notbohm Journey
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Student must be a single parent
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application
NOTE: Preference for awarding may be given to survivors of domestic violence.

Sharon O'Brien
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Student must be a single parent
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application

Christin R. Pappas Women's Soccer
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student
2. Student must have previous soccer experience
3. Minimum 2.00 GPA
NOTE: Preference for awarding may be given to current IVCC soccer players.

Pappas Family: McDonald's Restaurants
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. Current or former employee of the McDonald's restaurant chain

Peru Rotary Club: Ron Peterlin Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Graduate of L-P Township High School or St. Bede Academy
2. Peru resident
3. Minimum 2.75 GPA

C. Stephen Rhoades Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Currently or previously enrolled in philosophy courses at IVCC
2. Minimum of 12 credit hours completed at IVCC
3. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Melva A. Richards
Eligibility Requirement
1. Graduate of L-P Township High School 

Lorena & Thomas Robinson
Eligibility Requirement
1. Minimum 2.00 GPA

Henry & Hazel Roda Family
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA

Edward Jones: Helio Ruvalcaba & Family
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident
NOTE: Preference for awarding may be given to home-school graduates.

Patricia Seibert Take A Step Up
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Student must be a single female parent
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application

Connie Dzierzynski Skerston Memorial

Eligibility Requirements
1. Demonstrated extensive volunteerism and community service
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA

Nora & Mennow P. Smith
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Dorothy A. Soeder
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Sunrise Rotary Club of Ottawa
Eligibility Requirements
1. Ottawa resident
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA

Sandra J. Swanlund
Eligibility Requirements
1. Graduate of Mendota Township High School
2. Applicant must have participated in the ESL/Bi-Lingual program at Mendota elementary schools and/or at the high school level

Today's Dream, Tomorrow's Triumph
Eligibility Requirements
1. Freshman status (completed less than 30 credit hours while attending IVCC)
2. Intentions of transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree
3. Maximum GPA 2.99

Tri-City Recreational Association
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of LaSalle or Peru
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA

Trevor Melvin Wehner Memorial
Eligibility Requirement
1. An additional essay, minimum 500 words, must be submitted addressing both A & B:
A. Areas in your life where you overcame an obstacle either in your school, social, or family life and how you demonstrated leadership
B. Traits you possess which will enhance your education or career.

Malcolm & Doris Ann Whipple
(part-time enrollment eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Student must be a single parent
3. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA or the alternate application

Harry L Wilmot Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA

Are you a 2023 high school graduate?
The Helen Taylor Memorial Scholarship is reserved for 2023 graduates of an IVCC district high school who plan to attend IVCC fall semester immediately after high school graduation, and are recognized as Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, Salutatorian or ranked in the top 2% of their graduating class.

Contact your high school guidance counselor for a submission form.
Each qualified student will automatically be awarded $1,000 for their first year, $500 each semester, fall and spring.
**This one-time award will be posted to the student’s account to assist with tuition, books, and/or educational expenses while attending IVCC.
**The award is not transferable to any other educational institution or any other semesters than what is indicated.