Jack Lovejoy

Jack Lovejoy Vocational Scholarship

To provide educational resources for students who plan to pursue a career in the trades and have shown commitment to their community through service.

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Considering the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate? You response should demonstrate your commitment to your community through service.


Applicants must:

- Be a graduating senior or graduate of Hononegah District #207 or South Beloit Community Unit School District #320;
- Be pursuing a career in a trade which typically does not require a bachelor's degree;
- Have a history of community service.

Preference will be given to students planning to pursue a career in the following: Automotive repair, transportation repair, aeronautics, or mechanical repair.


May 20, 1952 — May 7, 2018

Jack C. Lovejoy was born May 20, 1952, in Rockford, IL, the son of Newell and Rose (Bates) Lovejoy. Jack was a graduate of Hononegah High School. He received his BA degree from Illinois State University. Jack married Gayle Gunderson on June 1, 1974, at Rockton United Methodist Church.

Jack was the owner and operator of Jack's Tire Sales in South Beloit, IL for 30 years. He loved being with his family, traveling, golfing, reading, sitting on the beach in Aruba, and going to Chicago Bears games. Jack's love of the community was demonstrated through his involvement with many activities and organizations including the Rockton Lions Club and the Hononegah Opportunities for Public Education (HOPE) Foundation.