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How to Apply for a Scholarship
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln administers a variety of college scholarships, most for Sangamon County students but some for older students or students throughout Illinois. 

All Community Foundation scholarship applications must be completed using our online system. Applicants should register with their email address and a password, which may be used for all 2017 Community Foundation applications. 

The system will allow you to start an application and return to it at a later time to complete it. 

Transcripts are required, as noted on each application. If you have any difficulty uploading transcripts as a PDF, please contact the Community Foundation at

Available Scholarships

2017 Davey Scholarship Foundation Loan Program

The Davey Scholarship Foundation loan program, now administered through a partnership between Illinois National Bank and the Community Foundation, offers need-based low-interest loans (5% fixed rate) to residents of Christian, Morgan and Sangamon counties who are college-bound students between the ages of 16 and 25. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2017. Use the following link to access the online application:

          2017 Davey Scholarship Foundation Loan Program Application

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