2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois believes in the transformative power of education. That is why we work with donors to create endowed scholarship funds benefiting local students. This year, CFNIL will award more than $350,000 in scholarship funding.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients.

* indicate students who graduated prior to 2015

Auburn High School

Benjamin Bear · University of Michigan Scholarship
Alexandra Bergsten · Zeta Chapter Memorial Award
Sierra Chandler* · Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship
James Gulley · Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship
Jacob Higgins · Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship
Phallen Lambert · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Phallen Lambert · Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship
Julia Malone · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Amanda Nichols · Community Foundation Scholarship
Amanda Nichols · League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship
Camille Sanchez · International Management Council (IMC) Scholarship
Markevian Wainwright · Northwest Community Center Scholarship
Asia Ward · Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship
Asia Ward · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Asia Ward · Kim and Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship
Asia Ward · Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship
Cody Woodman* · Community Foundation Scholarship

 

Belvidere High School

Grant Anliker · Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Cruz* · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Alexander Hopkins · Keith Maffioli Scholarship
Zhanea James · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Janet Saldana* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

 

Belvidere North High School
Megan Baird · Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant
Kaitlin Brown* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Jesus Galvan* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Chase Hill* · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Lauren Johnson* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Diana Lopez* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Emily Macaluso · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Courtney McGill* · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Rachael Paddock · Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

 

Boylan Central Catholic High School

Graham Alt · John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship
Peter Borowski* · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Rebecca Filak · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Rebecca Filak · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Andres Flores · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Beatrice Hagney* · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Jeremy Kaszycki* · Women of Today’s Manufacturing Scholarship
Mary Knuth · Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant
Mary Knuth · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Jimmy Krein · Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship
Jimmy Krein · Tyler Kinison Memorial Scholarship
Anjelica Peacock* · Jouris Family Scholarship

 

Byron High School

Delaney Egan* · Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship
Erin McCarey* · Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship
Brooklynn McKinney · Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

 

Cary-Grove High School

Tara Cornwell · William Pigott Memorial Scholarship

 

Christian Life High School

Abigail Friedman · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Kendra Zwonitzer · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

 

Durand High School

Kate Palmer · Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship
Molly Satness · Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship
Molly Satness · Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship
Erin Vormezeele · Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship
Erin Vormezeele · Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

 

Freeport High School

Alexander Cornacchia* · Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship
Madison Linthakhanh · Helen R. (Finley) Loescher and Stephen B. Loescher Scholarship

 

Guilford High School

Christopher Alexander · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Ceyda Bertram* · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Elizabeth Bravo* · Community Foundation Scholarship
Mary Brouer · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Mary Brouer · Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship
Jabrion Canada* · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Alec Gee · Roger L. Ekstrom Memorial Scholarship
Brandon Haak · Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship
Brandon Haak · May-Cassioppi Scholarship
Brandon Haak · Susan Kay Munson Gilmore Memorial Scholarship
Shannon Hallstein · Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship
Shannon Hallstein · Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship
Shannon Hallstein · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Jalynn Haynie · Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship
Jalynn Haynie · Taus Community Endowment Scholarship
Karina Roman · Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship
Karina Roman · Senior Memorial Scholarship
Emily Stewart · Rod MacDonald Scholarship
Yvette Walker* · Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

 

Harlem High School

Connor Johnson · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Joseph Miller* · Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

Harvard High School

Katia Schmitt · Bonnie Sorenson Scudder Memorial Scholarship

 

Homeschool

Brenton Blaesing · Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship
Justin Gates · Women of Today’s Manufacturing Scholarship
Zachary Newby · Richard L. Bernardi Memorial Scholarship

 

Hononegah High School

Emily Ahrens* · William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship
Joanna Bares* · William J. Galaway Library and Information Science Scholarship
Candace Brahm* · Community Foundation Scholarship
Andrew Hasse · Hegel Family Soccer Scholarship
Andrew Hasse · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Andrew Hasse · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Jonathan Lee · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson · Howard D. Colman Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson · Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson · Leopold Education Project Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson · Rockton Lions Club Scholarship
Tatianna Reyes* · Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarship
Allison Tennant · Community Foundation Scholarship
Allison Tennant · Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship
Allison Tennant · Dr. Loomis / Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

 

Jefferson High School

Gerardo Castillo* · Community Foundation Scholarship
Kelsey Edwards · Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Morfin · Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

 

Keith Country Day School

Danielle Coleman* · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

 

Larkin High School

Dina Sipiora* · Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

 

Milwaukee Trade & Technical High School

Keisha Brown* · Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship
Keisha Brown* · Terrance Freeman Sr. Memorial Scholarship

 

Newman Central Catholic High School

Jenna Stevens · Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

 

North Boone High School

Madison Grimm · Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship
Madison Grimm · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship

 

Oregon High School

Benjamin Baldwin · Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship
Delaney Mahoney · Miss “Mal” Memorial Scholarship

 

 

Pecatonica High School

Sydney DeWall · Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship
Annah Kirch* · Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship
Annah Kirch* · Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship
Caleb Voskuil · Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship
Caleb Voskuil · John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

 

Rochelle Township High School

Erin Esgar · Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship
Logan Quest* · Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship
Drake Siwicki* · Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship
Benjamin Ward* · Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship

 

Rockford Christian High School

Catherine Amber · Anna Schiller Scholarship
Payton Jones · Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Payton Jones · Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship
Keldon Lin · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Keldon Lin · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Alex McInerney* · Howard D. Colman Scholarship

 

Rockford East High School

Heather Franklin* · Community Foundation Scholarship
Cristina Mandujano · Keith Maffioli Scholarship

 

Rockford Lutheran High School

Abigail Berke · Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant
Megan Gustafson · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Sonja Hahn* · Kjellstrom Women’s Scholarship Initiative
Sonja Hahn* · Women of Today’s Manufacturing Scholarship
Jacob Hamachek · Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship
Jacob Hamachek · Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship
Abbey Elizabeth Johnson* · Community Foundation Scholarship
Kaitlyn Stradtmann · Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

 

Stillman Valley High School

Ryan Moriarty* · Women of Today’s Manufacturing Scholarship

 

Winnebago High School

Jeremy Finley · Phyllis Howard Memorial Scholarship

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