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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. In 2014, more than $70,000 in new scholarships will be awarded from 25 funds.

All Community Foundation scholarship applications for 2014 must be completed using our online system between January 1 - March 1, 2014. Applicants should register with their email address and a password, a one-time registration that may be used for all 2014 Community Foundation applications. The system will allow you to start an application and return at a later time to complete it, if necessary.

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

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