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General Scholarships - Open to all students in any program

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

Anderson-Woest
Eligibility Requirements
1. IVCC district resident
2. 2016 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. 2016 graduate of Putnam County High School
Contact PCHS counseling department for application details.

William & Loretta Byerly
Eligibility Requirement
1. Maximum GPA 2.99

Connie Dzierzynski Skerston Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Minimum 2.50 GPA
2. Demonstrated volunteerism and community service

Earl Fester Diversity
Eligibility Requirements
1. Current IVCC student (high school students excluded)
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 your life.
NOTE: Preference may be 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

IVCC - GED Award (part-time eligible)
Contact the IVCC Adult Learning Center to verify if your GED exam scores are eligible to receive this scholarship.
Cindy Lock / 815-224-0358 / cindy_lock@ivcc.edu

Illinois Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball
Eligibility Requirements
1. Female student
2. Permanent IVCC district resident with fast-pitch background
NOTE: Preference is given to former Illinois Valley 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. Current LaSalle American Legion member or child/grandchild of member
2. Minimum 2.50 GPA 

LaSalle-Peru Kiwanis Club: Earl Trobaugh / Dominic Mattiazza Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2016 graduate of L-P Township High School, St. Bede Academy, L-P Christian 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 of 2015-2016
3. Minimum 2.25 GPA

Earl V. Lieske, Sr. Memorial
Eligibility Requirement
1. IVCC district resident

Joe Marchiori Family
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2016 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 residents of Hennepin Township
NOTE: The award is renewable for the student's second 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. Current Marseilles Masonic Lodge member or child/grandchild of member
OR
1.Resident of LaSalle County
2. Applicant can be sponsored by a current member of the Marseilles Masonic Lodge and a letter of support must be submitted with application

Samuel B. McCartney Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2016 graduate of L-P Township High School
2. Minimum 3.00 GPA 

A.C. Muhlstadt Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2016 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 

C. Stephen Rhoades Memorial
Eligibility Requirements
1. Currently or previously enrolled in philosophy courses at IVCC
2. Minimum of 12 credit hours completed at IVCC
3. Minimum 3.00 GPA

Steven W. Rigazio
Eligibility Requirements
1. 2016 high school graduate of an IVCC district high school, GED or home-schooled
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 may be given to residents of Lostant, IL

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

Take A Step Up (part-time eligible)
Eligibility Requirements
1. Single female parent
2. Graduated from an IVCC district high school, GED or home-schooled
3. Minimum 2.00 GPA

Helen Taylor Memorial
Awarded to 2016 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 bachelor's 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 for the 2016-2017 school year
This scholarship is for current IVCC students who will graduate or transfer to an institution of higher education in May 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Student must have completed 12 credit hours* or more in Fall 2015
2. Enrolled in 12 credit hours* or more in Spring 2016 and all credit must be completed
3. By the close of Spring 2016, a total of 24 IVCC credit hours or more must have been completed
4. By the close of Spring 2016, a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above must be documented on an IVCC transcript
5. Maximum hours cannot exceed 72 credits

NOTE: If chosen as a recipient, you are expected to enroll full-time in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (12 hours*)

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

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


Separate application for the  21st Century Scholars Society Scholarship  will be available April 1
Contact the IVCC Foundation Office, Room C-202 , 815-224-0551