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Announcing the 2022 CFNIL Scholarship Class

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship recipients: 180 scholarships worth up to $372,651 to local students. The scholarships will support the post-secondary educational aspirations of 140 local students from 25 high schools.

CFNIL administers over 100 scholarship endowments. The endowments were created by individuals and organizations that recognize the importance of education. Donors establish the criteria for each scholarship, based on their interests and the community’s need. Many of CFNIL’s scholarships are memorials, which celebrate the life and passions of individuals. Thanks to the generosity of scholarship fund creators, since 2000 CFNIL has awarded over $4,000,000 to local students.

Most of the recipients are graduating high school seniors in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Scholarships are awarded to many kinds of students: academic achievers; non-traditional; those with financial need; athletes; all races and ethnicities; pursuing careers in education, STEM, business, fire science, and healthcare; and many more. Some of the scholarships are renewable for up to four years. The diversity of the recipients reflects the diversity of CFNIL’s donors and the communities it serves. 

Scholarship applications are reviewed and scored by community volunteers. A “blind” review process assures that scholarships are awarded objectively to students who best fit the scholarship criteria. This year over 110 volunteers read and scored over 1,100 scholarship applications. 

“A scholarship is more than a check, it is a down payment on the future of our community,” said CFNIL President Dan Ross. “Each year we are reminded that the past generosity of donors, the present commitment of volunteers, and the ongoing exceptional efforts of local students are all part of building our future. If the CFNIL Scholarship Class of 2022 is any indication, that future will be very bright!’

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the in-person CFNIL Scholarship Award Night returns Thursday, June 16, 5:30pm at Klehm Arboretum! This celebration of scholarship honors all recipients and welcomes families, donors, and community members.

Learn more and RSVP for Scholarship Award Night 2022!

View a full list of this year’s recipients in the table below.

 

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS

SCHOLARSHIP

Ryan

Anderson

Hononegah High School

2022

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

Caleb

Andre

Belvidere North High School

2020

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Isabella

Andre

Belvidere North High School

2021

R.I.S.E Scholarship

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Margarita

Arango

Auburn High School

2022

Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

Jordan

Bailey

GED Program

2009

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

Samantha

Baker

Belvidere North High School

2020

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Ryan

Barrack

Pecatonica High School

2022

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

Andi

Berg

Hononegah High School

2022

WoTM Scholarship

Adam

Bohn

Hononegah High School

2019

Howard D. Colman Scholar

Noella

Bonsol

Belvidere High School

2021

Sorensen Memorial Theater Scholarship

William Durham Drama/Theatre Scholarship

Madison

Bunger

Hononegah High School

2022

Fred Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship

Ashley

Burrow

Pecatonica High School

2022

Irene K. Karsk Memorial Scholarship

Rockford Products Scholarship

University of Michigan Scholarship

David

Cass

Hononegah High School

2022

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984 Scholarship

Elizabeth

Chambers

Hononegah High School

2022

Fred Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Joseph

Chan

Rockford Christian High School

2022

Sorensen Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Oscar

Contreras

GED Program

N/A

Pay It Forward Scholarship

Madelyn

Craft

Auburn High School

2020

Sorensen Memorial Architecture Scholarship

Angel

Cruz

Rochelle Township High School

2020

Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship

Jaida

Cunningham

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Annah

Dulaney

Pecatonica High School

2021

Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

Jonathan

Dumois

Rockford East High School

2022

Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship

Rockford Historical Society Scholarship

Finn

Enright

Boylan Central Catholic High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Brian

Flaherty

Belvidere North High School

2022

John D. and Melinda (Mindy) Stadel Scholarship

Riley

Flanagan

Rochelle Township High School

2022

Betty Harlan Art Memorial Scholarship

Matthew

Freedlund

Hononegah High School

2019

Sorensen Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Ella

Gasparini

Guilford High School

2022

Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

John E. Lindley Memorial Scholarship

May-Cassioppi Scholarship

Willard J. Corbett and Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Yariyana

Goens-Yarborough

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Taus Community Scholarship

Carl

Granath

Auburn High School

2020

Sorensen Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Jillian

Grashorn

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

Sorensen Memorial Architecture Scholarship

Paige

Griffith

Hononegah High School

2020

Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship

Hailey

Groharing

Byron High School

2021

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

Autym

Guidry

Auburn High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Puranjay

Gupta

Auburn High School

2022

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

In Youth We Trust Award

Audrey

Hammer

Rockford Christian High School

2022

Anna Schiller Scholarship

McKenna

Handy

Pecatonica High School

2021

Jouris Family Scholarship

Zania

Harris

Guilford High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship

James

Hart

Rochelle Township High School

2019

Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship

Ariahnna

Hightower

Jefferson High School

2021

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship

Niles

Hite

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

International Management Council (IMC) Scholarship

Grace

Hoening

Rockford Lutheran High School

2020

Sorensen Memorial Music Scholarship

Alivia

Holleman

Winnebago High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship

Turnia

Holliman

Roosevelt Community Education Center

2003

Richard Bernardi Memorial Scholarship

Amara

Ihonde

Guilford High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Susan Kay Munson Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

Hannah

Jacobson

Winnebago High School

2022

Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

Howard D. Colman Scholarship

Rockford Products Scholarship

Kevin

Jenks

Belvidere High School

2019

Sorensen Memorial Architecture Scholarship

Ben

Johnson

Harlem High School

2020

Sorensen Memorial Theater Scholarship

Laura

Kane

Haines City Senior High School

2001

Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

Krithik Sai

Karunamurthy Premanad

Hononegah High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Jacob

Kastner

Hononegah High School

2022

Hegel Family Scholarship

Amber

Kasyanyuk

Harlem High School

2021

Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship

Heidi

Keilback

Byron High School

2015

Kjellstrom Women’s Scholarship Initiative

Noah

Kowalski

Guilford High School

2022

IAFF Local 413 Fire Scholarships

Arun

Kumar

Hononegah High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Rockton Lion's Club/Dr. Loomis Scholarship

Abigail

Lauer

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

Winnebago County Veterans Association Scholarship

Jack

Leeson

Guilford High School

2022

Roger L. Ekstrom Memorial Scholarship

Catherine

Link

Rockford Christian High School

2022

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984 Scholarship

Nixie

Lopez Leon

Belvidere North High School

2019

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Colleen

Maher

Guilford High School

2022

Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

Vincent

Maier

Boylan Central Catholic High School

2022

Rockford Products Scholarship

Trenton

Martin

Pecatonica High School

2022

Sorensen Memorial Theater Scholarship

Arynn

Mathieu

Byron High School

2019

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

Abigail

McBee

Homeschooled

2020

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

William Durham Drama/Theatre Scholarship

Amaria

McDonald

Auburn High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Kirshaun

McGhee

Auburn High School

2022

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

In Youth We Trust Award

Taus Community Scholarship

Connor

McGuire

Belvidere North High School

2020

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Taw

Meh

Jefferson High School

2021

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Kristina

Meiners

Durand High School

2022

Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

Sabrina

Meng

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

2020

Howard D. Colman Scholar

Olivia

Merrell

Durand High School

2022

Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

Natalia

Mihigo

Rockford East High School

2019

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Brigham

Molander

Hononegah High School

2022

Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Blais Family Scholarship

Evelyn

Molina

Belvidere North High School

2022

Keith Maffioli Scholarship

Rockford Products Scholarship

Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

Thuy Linh

Nguyen

South Beloit High School

2020

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Madison

Ost

Rochelle Township High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Dylan

Paccagnini

Hononegah High School

2022

Jack Lovejoy Memorial Scholarship

Maya

Pandya

Auburn High School

2020

Larry and Betty McGee Scholarship

Ada

Parker

Belvidere North High School

2022

WoTM Scholarship

Devansh

Patel

Rochelle Township High School

2022

Rockford Products Scholarship

Xavier

Patterson

Auburn High School

2022

Northwest Community Center Scholarship

Jennifer

Pereira

Jefferson High School

2022

WoTM Scholarship

Phuong

Pham

Auburn High School

2021

Sorensen Memorial Engineering Scholarship

MacKenzie

Powers

Belvidere North High School

2018

Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

Naw Lel

Pwel Mu Htwe

Rockford East High School

2016

Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship

Alicia

Repka

Hononegah High School

2019

Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

Olivia

Repka

Hononegah High School

2022

Hegel Family Scholarship

Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant

Zeta Chapter Memorial Award

Christian

Rodriguez

Belvidere High School

2022

William J. Galaway Library and Information Science Scholarship

Gabriel

Roethle

Auburn High School

2019

Sorensen Memorial Music Scholarship

Davinique

Ross

Rockford East High School

2014

Elsie Jefko Carlson Scholarship

Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

Kolandra

Roundtree

Rockford East High School

2022

Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial Scholarship

Quinten

Roush

Pecatonica High School

2022

John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

Sandy

Ruiz

Boylan Central Catholic High School

2022

Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant

Audrey

Ryan

Guilford High School

2022

Senior Memorial Scholarship

John

Ryan

Belvidere High School

2019

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Billy

Sanchez

Belvidere North High School

2022

WoTM Scholarship

Ayah

Sbeih

Rochelle Township High School

2021

Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship

Isabella

Schmid

Rockford Lutheran High School

2021

Sorensen Memorial Music Scholarship

Syeria

Scott

Auburn High School

2017

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship

Tahjanay

Shelton

Guilford High School

2020

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Courtney

Shimp

Harlem High School

2022

Rockford Products Scholarship

Brayden

Smith

Hononegah High School

2022

Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

Audrey

Soetermans

Homeschooled

2022

Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship

Sorensen Memorial Music Scholarship

Jocelyn

Solis

Auburn High School

2022

Willard J. Corbett and Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Rosa

Solis

Freeport High School

2022

Helen R. (Finley) Loescher and Stephen B. Loescher Scholarship

Montez

Soliz

Jefferson High School

2019

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Grace

Sommerio

Pecatonica High School

2022

Randall A. Blank Memorial Scholarship

Aiden

Steingraeber

Guilford High School

2022

May-Cassioppi Scholarship

Randall A. Blank Memorial Scholarship

Alexandria

Sterenberg

Belvidere High School

2022

William & Wilbur Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Eli

Stoneberg

Guilford High School

2021

Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarship

Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Ahoud

Thabet

Rockford East High School

2021

Sorensen Memorial Architecture Scholarship

Gabrielle

Tifft

Belvidere North High School

2019

Sorensen Memorial Theater Scholarship

Diaboni

Todd

Auburn High School

2016

Dr. Constance L. Goode Memorial Scholarship

Addison

Treadman

Hononegah High School

2022

Fred Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Shellie

Unger

Belvidere High School

2005

Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship

Jadyn

Vail

Belvidere High School

2022

Wilbur & William Cummings Memorial Scholarship

Sarah

Vallee

Belvidere High School

2022

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

Whitney

Vanman

Rockford East High School

2019

Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship

Shreya

Vattem

Hononegah High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Bailey

Vincer

Hononegah High School

2022

Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship

William Pigott Memorial Scholarship

Winnebago County Veterans Association Scholarship

Warisha

Wahaj

Guilford High School

2019

Susan Kay Munson Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

Bella

Wandtke

Belvidere North High School

2022

League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship

Emilie

Weisser

Rockford East High School

2019

Karen E. and Robert K. Harter Recruitment Grant

Amanda

Williams

Byron High School

2020

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

Kaitlyn

Wrage

Hononegah High School

2022

Rockton Lion's Club Scholarship

Walter K. Raczynski Family Scholarship

Jude

Yehling

Guilford High School

2022

Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

Senior Memorial Scholarship

Adalia

Yeung

Rockford Lutheran High School

2022

In Youth We Trust Award

Julia

Zackary

Homeschooled

2020

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

Margaret T. Craig Scholarship

Taylor

Zehe

Boylan Central Catholic High School

2022

Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

Emma

Zeller

Durand High School

2022

Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

Willard J. Corbett and Alice C. Corbett Scholarship

Allyson

Zimmerman

Winnebago High School

2022

Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

Kaycia

Zimmerman

Winnebago High School

2020

Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship

TBA

TBA

Byron High School

2022

2022 Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

TBA

TBA

Byron High School

2022

David L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

TBA

TBA

TBA

2021

2022 Howard D. Colman Honorarium

TBA

TBA

TBA

2021

2022 Howard D. Colman Scholar

TBA

TBA

TBA

2022

2022 Leonard D. Carmichael Community Service Scholarship

TBA

TBA

North Boone High School

2022

Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Soil & Water Stewardship Scholarship