Jack Lovejoy

Jack Lovejoy Vocational Scholarship

Supporting students pursuing careers in the trades.

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 of or current senior at a high school in Hononegah District #207 or South Beloit Community Unit School District #320.
- Intend to pursue a career in a skilled trade which typically does not require a bachelor's degree;
- Demonstrate a history of community service.


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

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

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.