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It's Up To Me Scholarship

Supporting students who don't allow challenges to keep them from pursuing their goals.

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 graduating senior at a public high school in Boone or Winnebago County.
- Have a physical disability and be eligible for special education services.
- Demonstrate financial need.


For the purposes of this scholarship, physical disability is defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and must be in one of the following eligibility areas: deaf-blindness, deafness, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment and/or visual impairment.

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

The intent of the It's Up to Me Scholarship is to support someone who takes responsibility for their own life path and doesn’t allow challenges to keep them from pursuing their goals.