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General Scholarships - open to all students in any program of study

Underlined scholarships require a completed addendum (last page of application)

Anderson-Woest
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. 2014 graduate of Putnam County High School, St. Bede Academy or home-schooled
3. Demonstrated volunteer service in the community
4. Intentions of transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree
5. Minimum 3.00 GPA
NOTE: The award is renewable for the student's second year if a cumulative 3.00 GPA is maintained and the scholarship application is submitted along with a short summary of student's first year experiences at IVCC.

Walter Durley & Hazel Marie Boyle
Eligibility Requirement
1. 2014 graduate of Putnam County High School
Contact PCHS counselor Steve Johnson at 815-882-2800 ext. 4 for details.

William & Loretta Byerly
Eligibility Requirement
1. Maximum GPA 2.99

Earl Fester Diversity
Eligibility Requirements
1. Current IVCC student (freshman or sophomore status)
2. Submit an additional one-page essay describing life as a Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual or Transgender (LGBT), or how a LGBT person has influenced the student's life
NOTE: Preference given to applicant who is a member of the IVCC Gay/Straight Alliance student group.

Dr. Jean & Steve Goodnow
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Incoming or current student with a physical, learning, and/or mental disability
2. Disability must be documented by the IVCC Disability Services Department

Illinois Valley Junior Women's Club
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student
2. IVCC district resident
3. Graduated from an IVCC district high school, home-schooled or GED recipient
NOTE: Preference given to non-traditional student (age 22+) involved in community service.

Illinois Valley Women's Club
Eligibility Requirements
1. Single female parent
2. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA
3. Sophmore status (30+ credit hours completed by end of Spring 2014)
4. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

IVCC - GED Award (part-time eligible)
Contact the IVCC Adult Learning Center to see if your GED exam scores are eligible for this scholarship.
Chris Warren / 815-224-0345 / chris_warren@ivcc.edu

Illinois Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student
2. Permanent IVCC district resident with fastpitch background
NOTE: Preference given to former IV Girls Fastpitch Softball players or current IVCC softball players.

Dr. Henry Jacobs Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Lester Klinefelter Memorial (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Must have completed 6 credit hours of 0800 or 0900 math, reading or English courses while attending IVCC and earned a grade of C or better, or passing
3. Minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA

LaSalle American Legion Post #426: Romulus Meehan Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be a current member, or child, or grandchild of an active LaSalle American Legion member
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA 

LaSalle-Peru Kiwanis Club: Earl Trobaugh / Dominic Mattiazza Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2014 graduate of L-P Township High School, St. Bede Academy, L-P Christian High School, Hall Township High School or home-schooled
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

LaSalle Rotary Club
Eligibility Requirements
1. LaSalle resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Learner Scholarship (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Current IVCC student (freshman or sophomore status)
2. Minimum of 15 contact hours logged in the IVCC Learning Commons, specifically in either Peer Tutoring or the Writing Center, or some combination of both during the current academic year
3. Minimum 2.25 GPA 

Joe Marchiori Family
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2014 graduate of Putnam County High School
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA
3. Recommendation letter must be submitted with application from a person familiar with student's academic achievements, extracurricular activities and/or community service
NOTE: Preference may be given to student living in Hennepin Township
NOTE: The award is renewable for the student's sophomore year if a cumulative 2.50 GPA is maintained and the scholarship application is submitted excluding the recommendation letter.

Marseilles Bank
Eligibility Requirements
1. Marseilles resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Marseilles Masonic Lodge #417
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of LaSalle County
2. Student can be a child or grandchild of a current Marseilles Masonic Lodge member
OR
1.Resident of LaSalle County
2. Student can be sponsored by a current member; a letter of support must be submitted with application

Samuel B. McCartney Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2014 graduate of L-P Township High School
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Harry Pappas / McDonald's Restaurants
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Current or former employee of the McDonald's restaurant chain in Oglesby, Peru, Streator or Morris only
3. Minimum 2.00 GPA 

A.C. Muhlstadt Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2014 graduate of Streator Township High School or Woodland High School
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Jackie Norris
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Single female parent
3. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA
4. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

Peru Rotary Club: Ken Howe Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Peru resident
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA 

Steven W. Rigazio
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2014 high school graduate of an IVCC district high school, GED graduate or home-school graduate
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA
3. Recommendation letter must be submitted with application from a high school instructor, counselor, administrator or community member addressing the student's character and potential to succeed in their educational goals.
NOTE: The award is renewable for the student's second year if a cumulative 3.00 GPA is maintained along with full-time enrollment each semester.

Lorena & Thomas Robinson
Eligibility Requirement
1. Minimum 2.00 GPA 

Henry & Hazel Roda Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA 

Anthony A. Ruda Veteran's Award
Eligibility Requirements
1. Veteran of the armed services
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA 

Nora & Mennow P. Smith
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA
NOTE: Preference will be given to residents of Lostant, IL

Sunrise Rotary Club of Ottawa
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of Ottawa
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA

Take A Step Up (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Single female parent
3. Graduated from an IVCC district high school, GED graduate or home-school graduate
4. Previous or current participant of the IVCC Illinois Valley Services Single Parent Program

Helen Taylor Memorial
Awarded to 2014 graduates from an IVCC district high school who earned Valedictorian, Salutatorian or ranked in the top two percent of their graduating class. Student must attend IVCC the fall semester immediately following graduation.
Contact your high school guidance counselor for submission form.

Today's Dream, Tomorrow's Triumph
Eligibility Requirements
1. Freshman status (completed less than 30 credit hours while attending IVCC)
2. Intentions of transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelors degree

Tri-City Recreational Association
Eligibility Requirements
1. Resident of LaSalle or Peru
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA 

Malcolm & Doris Ann Whipple (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Single parent
3. Student must claim dependent children on the FAFSA 

Harry L Wilmot Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. Minimum 2.00 GPA

The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru Area 1925
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student returning to school after an extended period of time after high school graduation or previous enrollment at IVCC
2. Demonstrated community service
OR
1. Male or female student who is a dependent of a single parent
2. Demonstrated community service

 

21st Century Scholars Society Award (separate application available in the IVCC Foundation Office)
Scholarship for current students who will graduate in May 2015 or transfer to an institution of high education.
$3,500 awarded to the Scholar / $2,500 awarded to the Special Recognition recipients

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Student must have completed 12 credit hours* or more in Fall 2013
2. Enrolled in 12 credit hours* or more in Spring 2014 and all credit hours must be completed
3. By the close of Spring 2014, a total of 24 IVCC credit hours or more must have been completed
4. By the close of Spring 2014, a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above must be documented on an IVCC transcript
5. Maximum hours cannot exceed 72 credits

*Students who are formally accepted in the LPN or RN programs, full-time hours may vary

If chosen as a recipient, you are required to enroll full-time in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

NOTE: Students who previously were awarded the 21st Century Scholars Society Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Applications will be available April 1, 2014
Contact the IVCC Foundation Office, Room C-202
Donna Swiskoski / 815-224-0551 / donna_swiskoski@ivcc.edu
Susan Monroe / 815-224-0253 / susan_monroe@ivcc.edu