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Unrestricted Funds

CFLL Unrestricted Fund
The Unrestricted Fund at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln funds a variety of programs and projects in the community.

Stutz Family Fund 
This fund supports programs and activities of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln as determined by its Board of Directors.

Designated Funds
Ada McCombs White Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to provide scholarships for students who are graduates of A-C Central High School in Ashland, IL, pursuing a degree in teaching and plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is given in memory of Ada McCombs White, a 1932 graduate of A-C Central High School.

Andrews Family Fund
The designated fund established by Douglas Andrews is for the long-term benefit for Brother James Court, 2508 St. James Road in Springfield.

Central Illinois Athletic Fund
This fund was established to support the needs of special athletes in the Central Illinois area.

CFLL Operating Endowment Fund

Established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, this fund supports the long-term operations of the Foundation.

Delores (Lucas) Esela Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Delores and Russell Esela and benefits freshman students attending Sacred Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois. The scholarship is available to any freshman student attending the school but will favor those students living in communities outside of Springfield. 

Heather N. Gonet Memorial Scholarship Fund 
The designated fund named in memory of Heather N. Gonet provides tuition assistance for fifth grade students at Blessed Sacrament Grade School in Springfield, Illinois. Heather attended Blessed Sacrament School at the time of her death.

John A. and Lucille M. Allen Family Fund
This fund was established by John W. Allen, Richard R. Allen, and David B. Allen to honor their parents, John A. and Lucille M. Allen. The fund's purpose is to provide support to the Church of the Little Flower and Little Flower Catholic School.

John and Louisa Marx Family Endowment Fund
This fund was established by Edna S. Marx to honor her parents, John and Louisa Marx. The fund's purpose is to provide long-term general operations support to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army.

Joseph William (Bill) White Fireman's Endowment Fund
This fund was established to provide support to the Virginia Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) in Virginia, IL.

Spanish American Cultural Center Charitable Fund
The fund was established to provide annual support to the mission and activities of the organizations designated by the Spanish American Cultural Center.

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Endowment Fund
This fund was established as a permanent endowment for the perpetual maintenance of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park located in Springfield, Illinois. 

Vonderlieth Living Center Employee Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Elva Dean "Ed" Oglesby in honor of dedicated employees of the Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois who provide quality care for the residents of the Living Center. The purpose of the fund is to provide tuition assistance for those employees.
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William Hughes Diller, Jr. Scholarship Fund
This scholarship established by William Hughes Diller, Jr., benefits a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a career in family farming in Sangamon County (or Logan or Morgan Counties). The recipient of the scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence and community service.
Field of Interest Funds

Access to Recreation Endowment Fund
The Access to Recreation Endowment Fund was established in 2007 in order to a create a permanent grant making source for accessible recreation projects in Sangamon County. Projects will include those that seek to make recreational opportunities inclusive for people of all abilities and may include school playgrounds, park facilities or special programs. The fund was seeded by a matching grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Bruns Fund for the Fine Arts
Field of interest fund established by Esther Bruns of Springfield to support fine arts organizations in Sangamon County, especially in Pleasant Plains. Ms. Bruns' passion for the fine arts will benefit activities and organizations important to her. She is a retired teacher and formerly taught in the Pleasant Plains School District.

CFLL Historic Preservation Fund
Endowment fund that will provide grants to historic preservation projects in Springfield. It is designed to assist nonprofit organizations or other charities and historic preservation projects undertaken by private individuals, businesses and entities that meet certain charitable criteria such as making their preservation projects available for public enjoyment.

Chapin/Lanphier Historical Fund
This field of interest fund was established by Charles Armstrong Chapin and Nancy Lanphier Chapin to support organizations that promote permanent preservation of the history of Springfield, Illinois and Sangamon County, Illinois. 

Communityworks Fund
This field of interest fund provides support for three critical issues in our area: childcare, workforce development and land use & protection. This fund was initiated with a challenge grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation in 2003, with additional funding from local donors. Two additional funds also provide support for these three critical issue areas:
Robert and Marilyn Uteg Communityworks Fund - Established through the generous support of the late Robert and Marilyn Uteg.
United Way Communityworks Fund - Funded by United Way of Central Illinois.

Future Fund
This permanent endowment will be grown by the Young Philanthropists, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are young and emerging leaders of the community. Grantmaking from this fund will be made by the Young Philanthropists to local charitable causes to address community needs.

McCree Family Fund
Field of interest fund established by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and John W. McCree in memory of their mother, Evelyn McCree. This Fund will support infrastructure development/capital projects and sports activities in Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois.

Pathways for Success Scholarship Program Fund
The purpose of this fund is provide support to organizations serving students from St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, IL as they continue their Catholic education in Springfield, IL through 8th grade.

RRHA of Illinois Barbara Carpenter Education Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support education initiatives for youth in the Rural Rental Housing Association (RRHA) of Illinois membership areas.
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The Women's Fund
This permanent endowment will be grown by Women for Women, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are committed to creating a permanent resource for grantmaking to local issues that affect women in our local community.

Tillie Kohler Wing Fund
Fund established by Melvin Wing III in honor of his mother, Tillie Kohler Wing. The Fund will benefit organizations dedicated to providing shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children.

Donor-Advised Funds
These funds allow donors to remain actively involved in suggesting uses for grants from the funds. Grants are given to support causes and organizations the donors care about most. The fund names, along with the donors of each fund are listed below.

2100 Fund
Claire Call, Christopher Kohlrus, Thomas Kohlrus, Kurt Kohlrus, Karl Kohlrus and Marianne Stremsterfer

4 The Kids Fund
Gary Lowery, Darin Muller and Denise Young

Ben's Bookshelf Fund
Carolyn Pointer and Scott Moomaw

Benson Family Fund
Fredric and Terri Benson

Bryant J. Luxmore Memorial Fund
The Family of Bryant J. Luxmore 

Bud & Helene O'Shea Fund
Harold O'Shea Builders

Caitlin Beth Dungan Fund
Caitlin Beth Dungan

Capestrain-Tracy Family Fund
Ray & Anne Capestrain

Caroline E. Germeraad Fund
Caroline E. Germeraad

Chapin Family Fund
Charles & Nancy Chapin

Charles R. Walbaum Memorial Fund
Robert & Anita Walbaum

Community Health Project Fund
Anonymous donor

Daniel Colin Dungan Fund

Daniel Colin Dungan

Denes-Blythe Family Fund
Jane Denes & John Blythe

Dungan Family Fund
Daniel & Carolyn Dungan

Eck Family Fund
John Eck, Sr. & Linda Eck

Ed & Lucy Breitung Family Fund
Lucy Breitung

Edith & Harris Cape Animal Fund
Diane M. Cape

Edwards-Hall Family Charitable Fund
David & Michelle Edwards

Eggleston Family Endowment Fund
Tim & Debi Eggleston

Ehlian Family Fund
A Springfield Family

Evelyn Brandt Thomas Fund
Evelyn Brandt Thomas

Faith, Hope and Charity Fund
Anonymous donor

G. Virginia Conlee Fund
G. Virginia Conlee

Germeraad Family Fund
Randy & Kathy Germeraad

Hahn Family Fund

Bill and Gail Hahn

Hanson Family Fund
Karen Hanson Pletsch and Walter E. & Sue Hanson

Helen and Thomas Appleton Family Fund
Thomas and Helen Appleton

Hyatt Fund for Animals
Kevin J. Hyatt

Isringhausen Fund
Isringhausen Imports

Jason Wiley and Amanda Finley Memorial Fund
Paul and Kathi Smith in memory of their son and granddaughter

Jody Rainey Memorial Fund
Mary and Robert Rechner

John Mueth, Jr. Fund
The Reyhan Family

Judith G. Stephens Chairperson's Fund
Established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln board of directors to honor the work of Judith G. Stephens, whose commitment and dedication have been instrumental in the growth and success of the Foundation.

Kate Hein Memorial Fund
Edward C. Hein

Kellner Charitable Fund
Bill and Julie Kellner

Kindling Fund
Bruce Sommer

Langfelder Family Fund
The Langfelder Family

Leon Tryon Memorial Fund
Linda Tryon, Doug & Kari Skinner

Lisa and Stephen Stone Family Fund
Lisa & Stephen Stone

Loken Family Fund
Mary & Denny Loken, Alan, Susan, Beck & Finn Loken

Lynn Family Fund
Walter I. Lynn, Jr.

Mackey-Wolin Fund
Brant Mackey & Sarah Wolin-Mackey

Michael & Sandy Barker Family Fund
J. Michael Barker & Sandy L. Barker

Mike & Marie Giacomelli Fund
Mike & Marie Giacomelli

Miller Family Fund
Neal & Julie Miller

Morse/Morgan Family Fund
Saul J. Morse & Anne B. Morgan

OWL 0737 Fund
Erich & Mary Bloxdorf

Patrick W. Haven Memorial Fund
George & Mary Jo Haven

Petty Cash Fund
Sarah Petty

Rev. Steven A. Janoski Charitable Fund
Rev. Steven A. Janoski

Robert & Nancy Colantino Family Charitable Fund
Robert & Nancy Colantino

Roberts Family Fund
Mark O. Roberts, Jr.

Rominger Family Fund
Roger & Phyllis Rominger

Ryder Family Fund
Tom & Peggy Ryder

Scott and Colleen Germeraad Family Fund
Scott & Colleen Germeraad

Sergio and Rosemary Pecori Fund
Sergio Pecori

Shultz Family Fund
Deborah & Barry Shultz

Sommer Family Fund
Ken & Mary K. Sommer and Family


Springfield Electric Supply Company Fund
Springfield Electric Supply Company, in honor of its founders William and Marion Schnirring

Springfield Tracy Fund
Don & Wanda Tracy

St. Benedict Outreach Fund
Anonymous

Sumner Family Fund
Martha S. Sumner

The Butler Community Endowment
Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, P.C.

The Lilac Fund
A Springfield Family

The Sally Fund
Deborah Bandy

Troxell Financial Advisors Fund
Troxell Financial Advisors

Velma L. Carey Family Fund
Robert & Carolyn Blackwell

Wanless-Claus Family Fund
Ronald & Betty Wanless

Wilfred and Esther Lam Family Fund
Wilfred & Esther Lam

William and Mary Schnirring Fund
William & Mary Schnirring

Wini Stephens Memorial Fund
Judith G. & Harvey B. Stephens
Organization Funds

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Friends Endowment Fund
Charitable endowment fund to aid in carrying out its work in preserving and maintaining the Garden.
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Altrusa Club of Springfield, Illinois Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established by the Altrusa Club of Springfield, Illinois Foundation, Inc. to aid the volunteer service organization as it works to develop and implement local programs.

American Business Club of Springfield Fund
Endowment fund for the American Business Club of Springfield to use for granting money to charities it cares about. Distributions from these funds are directed by ABC.
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Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County Fund
Charitable endowment fund to aid in APL's mission of caring for sick, injured and abused homeless animals, and for coordinating the adoption of these animals by responsible pet owners.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Foundation Fund
Endowment fund established by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Foundation to provide support for the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.

Capital Area REALTORS Fund
Charitable fund established by the Capital Area Association of REALTORS to provide support to the charitable needs of the greater Springfield area.
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Capital Area Sports Commission Fund
This fund's purpose is to support the Capital Area Sports Commission in its efforts to bring amateur sporting events to Springfield.
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Chatham Area Public Library District Foundation Fund
Endowment fund established to provide support to the Chatham Area Public Library District Foundation's objectives and mission.
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Contact Ministries Fund

Endowment fund established by Contact Ministries to support its mission of helping people in time of need.
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Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Retirement Fund
This fund was established by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, to aid in the Order’s objectives and mission of caring for the elder members of the congregation.

Elijah Iles House Foundation Fund
This fund's purpose is to assist in the care of the Elijah Iles House located at 628 South Seventh Street. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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Family Service Center Endowment Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Family Service Center as it carries out its mission of providing services to build strong families in the community.
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Friends of the Sangamon Valley Natural Areas Fund
This fund was established by the Friends of the Sangamon Valley to aid their work in the preservation of the natural heritage by acquiring, restoring and protecting ecologically significant lands in the Sangamon Valley watershed.
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Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established by Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County to supports its mission and activities in Sangamon County.
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Junior League of Springfield Community Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established by the Junior League of Springfield, Inc. to aid in carrying out its mission in Springfield and the surrounding communities.
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King's Daughters Organization Fund
Established by the King's Daughters Organization, the successor organization of the Carrie Post King's Daughters Home for Women to serve the elderly population in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding communities or other such charitable interests.
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Looking for Lincoln Endowment Fund
The Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition created this endowment Fund to aid in carrying out its work in working collaboratively with local, state, and national partners across the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area to tell the stories of Abraham Lincoln’s life and times and to provide high quality experiences for visitors, economic opportunities for communities, and to improve the quality of life for residents.
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Lutheran High School Endowment Fund
Created by the Foundation for Excellence at Lutheran High School, this Fund will aid in fulfilling the mission of Lutheran High School in Springfield, Illinois.
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Mary Bryant Home for the Blind Endowment Fund
Endowment fund that will provide long-term support for the needs of the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind.
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Menard County Historical Society Fund
Endowment fund that will support the Menard County Historical Society's mission of discovering, preserving and collecting historical materials to share with their fellow history lovers. 
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M.E.R.C.Y. Communities Fund
The purpose of the funds is to provide support to the objectives and mission of M.E.R.C.Y. Communities.
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New Salem Lincoln League Endowment Fund
Established by the New Salem Lincoln League, this endowment fund's earnings will be used for events and programs at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.
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Old State Capitol Foundation Fund
Established by the Old State Capitol Foundation, this endowment fund's earnings will be used to support the mission of the Foundation.

Pawnee Community Education Fund
A charitable fund to aid in carrying out the work of the Pawnee Community Education Foundation supporting the organization’s objectives and mission in community education and scholarships.

Pawnee Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund
This fund established by the Pawnee Knights of Columbus supports its charitable work in the area.

Planned Parenthood Springfield Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of Planned Parenthood Springfield Area.
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Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault Endowment Fund
Endowment fund which will provide long-term support to Prairie Center's mission of compassion and justice for victims of sexual assault and their loved ones.
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Robert Bellatti Fund for Central States Youth Exchange
Endowment fund established by the Springfield Rotary Foundation to provide support for Rotary Central States youth exchange students. 

Sacred Heart - Griffin High School Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of Sacred Heart - Griffin High School in Springfield, IL.

Sangamon County Historical Society Fund
Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of the Sangamon County Historical Society. 

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Endowment
Endowment fund established by the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony to aid in carrying out its work in providing quality, diverse, rewarding and challenging musical experiences to its members.
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SPARC Endowment Fund

The primary purpose of this fund is to provide support to SPARC, Inc., its objectives and mission.
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Springfield Children's Museum Endowment Fund
Endowment fund will provide support to the mission and vision of the Springfield Children's Museum.
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Springfield Children's Museum Heart Exhibit Fund

Fund will provide support to an exhibit on the heart for the Springfield Children's Museum.
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Springfield Parks Foundation Fund

Endowment fund established by the Springfield Parks Foundation to further its mission of enhancing the use, growth and preservation of Springfield parks.
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Springfield Public School District 186 Honor Fund
Endowment fund established by the Springfield Public School District to honor and recognize students of the district's schools. 

Springfield Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
Endowment fund established to provide support to the Springfield Public School Foundation's objectives and mission.
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The Sangamon Conservancy Trust Farmland Preservation and Conservation Fund

Charitable endowment fund established by The Sangamon Conservancy Trust to aid in carrying out its work in farmland and natural areas preservation and education.

Scholarship Funds


If you are interested in applying for college scholarships, click on Apply for Funds above to learn more about the application procedure. Access to scholarship applications will be made available on this website January 1 - March 1 each year.

Bud & Helene O’Shea Construction Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate pursuing a degree in construction, engineering or architecture. It was established by Harold O’Shea Builders to honor the hard work of Bud & Helene O’Shea in helping to build the company.

CFLL Service Scholarship
Scholarship funded by gifts from the Susan Cook House Trust. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in Sangamon County who is attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the coming fall as a full-time student. Each high school principal is asked to nominate one student to complete the application and that student must be an extraordinary example of service to others and the community.

Charlie Cottle Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Glenwood High School pursuing a post-secondary degree. Charlie Cottle established and built the Glenwood football program. This award is to honor his memory and his values of hard work, integrity, humility and sportsmanship. 

CIELO Medical Scholarship
This scholarship fund is for Latino students pursuing a medical related degree in Sangamon County. Recipients will be determined by the CIELO (formerly National Image, Inc.).

Donna and Donald Lee Wolaver Memorial Golf Scholarship
This scholarship is for high school graduates who participated on high school golf teams.

Farrell and Ann Gay Scholarship
This scholarship fund provides scholarships for students graduating from a public high school who have an appreciation for American history, specifically Abraham Lincoln.

Frontiers International Springfield Club $1K Scholarship
This scholarship will provide a guaranteed $1,000 college scholarship to sixth graders who begin active participation in the Frontiers' Positive Youth Development and Junior Frontiers Program, and, subsequently graduate from high school. The $1K Fund is for young African American males and their families to promote the value of education and its importance for a high quality of life.  

Frontiers International Springfield Club Scholarship
This scholarship concentrates on assisting African-American students, although any graduating high school senior from Sangamon County may apply. The Frontiers encourage scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community service and good citizenship, and the scholarship will assist students who exhibit those characteristics. 

Gerald F. and Luanna R. Kennedy Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to a student of Pana High School who has demonstrated a history of continued service to the community. It was established by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy to honor their memory.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Founder’s Scholarship
Established by Deborah and Barry Shultz, the Fund will provide scholarships for alumnae of the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois program who demonstrate the Girls on the Run vision of embracing joy, health, and confidence in life, and who also demonstrate leadership qualities and compassion through activities.

Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1953 by Alice E. Bunn in memory of her brother, Henry Bunn, who was killed in World War II. Alice's thoughtful gift and her brother's memory live on by providing scholarships to encourage high school students to attend college. The Community Foundation began administering the scholarship in 2013.

Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship
Scholarship provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women students in post-secondary education by encouraging them to set and pursue career goals.
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Illinois Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award
Scholarship award provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women who have been out of high school for 5 years or more and are enrolling in a college, university or trade school; or women who are continuing or returning to college who do not yet have an undergraduate degree.
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Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School who will be pursuing a degree in engineering, technology or science. This scholarship is in memory of Jamie Patino and the path she traveled. The scholarship has been established to encourage other students who are interested in following her spirit and the qualities she had, including the strength to stand up for what you believe is right, the ability to overcome difficult situations or hardships and the desire to make the most of today while being mindful of the future.

Jim Byron Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Williamsville High School graduate. It was established to honor Jim Byron for his selfless volunteer work with student athletes in the Williamsville and Sherman communities over the past 35 years.  He has made a difference in the lives of so many and never requested any payment "except a hug". His dedication, honesty, caring attitude and humility have been great examples to all the students.

Joseph and Lois Morris Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to graduate of Springfield High School for a student pursuing a college degree or attending a vocational/technical school as a full-time student. Established by Joseph and Lois Morris to assist dedicated students, they wanted to help others pursue higher education opportunities the couple were not afforded.

L. Scott Hoff Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to students who have a record of service in the Boys & Girls Club or other similar fraternal or community organization. This scholarship is in memory of Scott Hoff, a young man who demonstrated great leadership qualities and compassion during his short life.

Linda S. Culver Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for Girl Scouts registered with Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and nationally affiliated. This scholarship is named in memory of Linda S. Culver, a prominent Girl Scout leader and area business leader for many years.

Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship
Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Lori L. Kashmer, who had a passion for learning and helping others. It is available to either a part-time or full-time student who is pursing a degree in nursing, health or medical career, or in veterinary medicine.

Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship
Scholarship established in memory of Margaret Johnson to honor those who work in special education.

Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school outside the City of Springfield, who has at least one older sibling currently enrolled in college and/or at least one younger sibling who plans to attend college. This scholarship is in honor of Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman.

O'Brien Medical or Health Related Field of Study Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of a Sangamon County high school, who is pursuing a degree or certificate in a medical or health related field of study. Applicants should demonstrate earnest scholarship and be of superior academic quality. 

Paul V. Gage Community Service Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Vienna High School, Vienna, Illinois, who has exhibited excellence in community service through volunteerism. This scholarship is given in memory of Paul V. Gage.

Pearl Fairfield Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Emmet Fairfield and his wife Susan to honor Pearl Fairfield, Emmet's mother. It assists students who have worked hard in school to achieve good grades and participated in outside activities despite hardships in their lives.

Reverend Kenneth H. White Family Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a Lanphier High School graduating senior who plans to obtain a State Teaching Certificate and intends to teach in the public school system. Rev. White was a self-sacrificing man who generously spent his life in service to others and viewed it as his calling - this scholarship honors his memory.

Roland Machinery Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is designated for high school seniors graduating from high school in Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties. Students must be pursuing a degree/certificate in a profession related to construction, mechanical engineering or other related trade. 

Sgt. John R. Dalhaus Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship is designated for a graduating senior from Litchfield High School who is pursuing a degree in a vocational field. The scholarship was established in memory of Sgt. John R. Dalhaus.

Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students of Latino descent who will be a graduating senior or who is obtaining a GED from an institution located in any of the following Illinois counties: Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan. The Spanish American Cultural Center has worked hard to make funds available to benefit Latino students.

Springfield Area Home Builders Association's Robert E. von Behren Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship award is open to students pursuing a career in the building industry in the following counties: Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Mason and Logan. Mr. von Behren was an accomplished builder and helped establish the Springfield Area Home Builders Association. He was devoted to his craft and worked hard to perfect his skills and teach others. Visit website

The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to women from central Illinois or attending school in central Illinois who are pursuing a communications degree.

World War II Illinois Descendants Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a student graduating from any high school in Illinois who is a descendant of an Illinois veteran of World War II. The scholarship is intended to honor the memory of those from Illinois who served in World War II.

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