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How to Apply for a Scholarship

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln administers a variety of college scholarships, mostly for graduating seniors in Sangamon County, but some for older students or students throughout Illinois. Each scholarship was established by generous donors and is unique with its own set of criteria for applicants.

The deadline to apply for 2016 scholarships has passed. To review specific information and instructions on how to apply for scholarships to be awarded in 2017, please check our website near the end of the year.

Next year's scholarship application period will be from January 1, 2017 to March 1, 2017. If you have any questions about Community Foundation scholarships, please email

Recent Scholarship Awards

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View photos from past scholarship receptions.

[photographs courtesy of Westlake Photography]

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