IVCC Foundation Scholarships for the 2023-24 school year

The IVCC Foundation scholarship online application will be available Dec. 9, 2022.

The "Apply Now" button is below.
The one application is for all general and program-specific scholarships awarded by the IVCC Foundation to students attending or plan to attend IVCC starting August 2023.

No essay is required, however, you will be required to complete a series of short answers in the application. The areas to be addressed are:
**Education and Professional Goals
**Involvement and Community Service
**Financial Need and Special Circumstances

Contact Donna Swiskoski in the IVCC Foundation Office at donna_swiskoski@ivcc.edu or (815) 224-0551 if you have questions or need more information about the scholarship program.

The deadline to submit all documents:
Thursday, February 9, 2023
* Online scholarship application must be submitted by 9 p.m.
* 2023-24 FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov or alternate application at https://studentportal.isac.org/alternativeapp must be submitted online

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
Eligibility
* An application for admission to IVCC must be on file.
* Scholarships are awarded on the assumption the recipient will be enrolled at IVCC full-time (12+ credit hours) for the 2023-24 school year, fall and spring, unless otherwise indicated.
* GPA scores that we use for eligibility are based on the 4.00 system.
NOTE: Each scholarship has its own criteria designated by the donor.

Funding & Award Notification
* Scholarship award amounts vary based upon available funds; minimum award is $500.
* The IVCC Foundation has the authority to not award scholarships posted within the website or listed in any publication.
* The IVCC Foundation will notify all applicants of award decisions in June 2023 via mailed letter.

Transcripts
* Current high school seniors OR students enrolling at IVCC for the first time, you must request a copy of your high school transcript be sent to IVCC Records Office by Feb. 9, 2023.
* Current high school seniors: your transcript must include grades posted through the end of fall semester.
* Current IVCC students do not need to submit a transcript.

If you are interested in being considered for any of the following three scholarships, a one-page essay is required for each scholarship.
NOTE: Prepare your essay(s) prior to continuing filling out and submitting the application.
NOTE: You will upload the essay(s) at the end of the application.

Kristyne K. Curley Memorial
One-page essay describing how animals have enriched your life through either pet fostering/adoption, volunteer work at an animal shelter, rescue organization or rehabilitation center.

Earl Fester Diversity
One-page essay 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.

Trevor Melvin Wehner Memorial
An essay (minimum 500 words) addressing both 1 & 2:
1. Areas in your life where you overcame an obstacle either in your school, social or family life and how you demonstrated leadership.
2. Traits you possess which will enhance your education or career.

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View each individual scholarship with award criteria within specific and general areas of study.
Agriculture
Automotive
Business  
CAD, HVAC, industrial maintenance or electrician, machinist tool & die, manufacturing, welding, etc.
Communications
Computer Technology
Criminal Justice
Education
Music / Theatre / Art
General awards no specific program of study required
Healthcare
Law / Government
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Political Science
STEM

Scholarships available to IVCC students transferring to NIU in Fall 2023
William & Dian Taylor Awards

Scholarship available to IVCC students transferring to Eureka College in Fall 2023
Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship

A list of all the 2023-24 Foundation scholarships are available in a convenient PDF.
Scholarship Booklet 2022-23