Serving Sangamon and surrounding counties

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grants & scholarships

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 2018 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 the transcript as a PDF, please contact the Community Foundation at scholarships@CFLL.org.

2018 Available Scholarships

Ada McCombs White Memorial Scholarship
  • A-C Central High School (Ashland, IL) graduates interested in pursuing a career as a teacher.
The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship
  • Juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related fields such as marketing, design, videography, photography, etc., that are from Central Illinois or attend a College or University in Central Illinois
CFLL Service Scholarship
  • Be an extraordinary example of service to others and to the community.  Must be nominated by a high school principal in Sangamon County.
Charlie Cottle Scholarship
  • Chatham Glenwood High School varsity athlete
CIELO Medical Scholarship
  • Latino descent and pursuing specified medical profession at an institution within Sangamon County
Country Financial Community Scholarship
  • Current and former graduates of high schools in Sangamon, Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Cass, Morgan, and Greene counties who have demonstrated excellence in community service.
Don W. Casper Memorial Scholarship
  • Graduates of Springfield High School in Springfield, IL who participated in varsity athletics.
Don W. Estaque, Jr. Scholarship
  • Graduates of Lanphier High School, selected with the endorsement of the principal and athletic director
  • Must have attended LHS for four years, maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA, and lettered 3 out of their 4 years as a male member of the LHS men's cross country or track teams
Donald Lee and Donna Wolaver Memorial Golf Scholarship
  • Golf team member at high school in Sangamon County
Frontiers International Springfield Club Scholarship
  • Preference is given to African-American students (either male or female) and to applicants with substantial financial need. Available to those residing in Sangamon County.
Gerald F. and Luanna R. Kennedy Scholarship
  • Graduating senior from Pana High School with a demonstrated history of contribution to the community
Girls on the Run Founder Scholarship
  • Graduating female senior who participated in the GOTR of Central Illinois program
Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship
  • A graduating high school student or college student that is a current resident of Sangamon County that demonstrates financial need and superior academic work
Illinois Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award
  • Female who has earned a high school diploma or GED at least 5 years ago exhibiting leadership qualities and strong potential and desire for professional growth. Available for those residing in Sangamon County.
Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship
  • Female exhibiting leadership qualities and strong potential and desire for professional growth. Available for those attending school in Sangamon County.
Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship
  • Springfield Southeast High School student seeking a degree in the field of engineering, math or science
Jim Byron Scholarship
  • Williamsville High School student involved in service and school activities
Joseph and Lois Morris Memorial Scholarship
  • Must be nominated by Springfield High Guidance Counselor; contact your guidance counselor for more information. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.
Linda S. Culver Memorial Scholarship
  • A graduating high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student that is a nationally registered Girl Scout in good standing with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship
  • Pursuing a degree in nursing, health or medical career or in veterinary medicine as a part-time or full-time student that exhibits a passion for learning and demonstrates financial need. Available for those attending a school in Sangamon County.
Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship
  • Graduating from a high school in Sangamon County and pursuing a degree in special education, with the intent of teaching special education students
Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman Scholarship
  • Area public high school student in Sangamon County other than Springfield School District or Chatham School District with siblings planning to or attending college

O'Brien Medical or Health Related Field of Study Scholarship

  • Graduating senior from a high school in Sangamon County that demonstrates financial need and is pursuing a degree or certificate in a medical or health related field of study.
Paul V. Gage Community Service Scholarship
  • Vienna High School student demonstrating a record of service
Pearl Fairfield Scholarship
  • Graduating senior from a high school in Sangamon County that demonstrates financial need.  Preference will be given to students from a single-parent household.
Reverend Kenneth H. White Family Scholarship
  • Lanphier High School student planning to obtain a State Teaching Certificate to teach in the public school system
Roland Machinery Scholarship
  • Open to students pursuing a certificate or degree in a mechanical or technical trade (heavy machinery mechanic, welder, diesel engine mechanic etc.). Must be a graduate of a high school in one of the following counties: Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery, Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Mason and Logan.
Sgt. John R. Dalhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Graduating student from Litchfield High School pursuing a degree in a vocational field
Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship
  • Latin American descent and be a graduating senior (or GED certificate) from one of the following Illinois counties: Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan
SAHBA Construction/Robert E. von Behren Memorial Scholarship
  • 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
Susan G. Conner Special Education Scholarship
  • Graduating senior from a Sangamon County high school who is pursuing a degree in special education.
World War II Illinois Descendants Statewide Scholarship
  • Must be a direct descendant of a WWII Illinois Veteran and have a 4.0 GPA on a non-weighted scale (or be the projected valedictorian or salutatorian). Available to graduating students from any public or private school in Illinois.

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