Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

Supporting scholars who demonstrate their caring and generous nature through a commitment to ending dating violence and/or domestic abuse. 

Winter Scholarship - Closed Closed This scholarship is part of the Winter application cycle. The application is open December 1st to February 1st every year. How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

- Be a graduate or graduating senior from a public or private high school located within Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County.
- Demonstrate a commitment to domestic violence prevention in their school or the wider community through volunteering, advocacy, projects, or other activities.


Academic performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

Strong preference will be given to applicants who provide a reference from someone familiar with their work in domestic violence prevention, such as a volunteer site supervisor.

Written Prompt

Each CFNIL scholarship is created with a specific purpose in mind. As you complete the application, the system automatically matches you with every scholarship for which you are eligible and will present you with a specific written prompt for each. You're encouraged to craft a unique response to each prompt to show the reviewers why you're the best candidate for that scholarship.

Scholarship Background and Intent

Amanda Reed was a lifelong Rockford resident and a 2001 graduate of Boylan Central Catholic High School. At Boylan, Amanda participated in track and was elected by her peers to Natural Helpers. This notable honor is bestowed upon students who show a natural skill of helping others. 
A fierce protector of her family and friends, Amanda always had a big smile on her face and hugged everyone.
Amanda was tragically taken from us in September of 2009 as a result of domestic violence. We will continue to honor her always by living the way she taught us to live – with a big heart, an open mind, and an unwavering loyalty to those she loved. We continue to strive for a community free of domestic violence, so that no woman need fear for her safety or be the victim of domestic abuse.