Geoffrey R. Laird

Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

Supporting high-achieving men pursuing careers in math and science.

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 male under the age of 23.
- Currently reside in Winnebago County.
- Intend to pursue a degree in math, science, or computer technology.
- Demonstrate financial need.


Academic performance will be given high priority consideration in the selection process.

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

June 25, 1983 – October 14, 2000

Geoffrey Laird was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and lived in Indiana and California before moving with his family to Rockford, Illinois. He was a student at Keith Country Day School and Boylan High School, and was involved in music, theater, swimming, and computers. Geoffrey always had a ready smile and laugh, and the ideal candidate for this scholarship will share his enthusiasm for others and his kind spirit.