John E. Lindley

John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship

Supporting swimmers who exhibit a high degree of integrity.

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

Applicant must:

- Be a graduating senior at a public or private high school in Rockford, Illinois.
- Have been on the high school swim team for three or more years, including senior year.
- Exhibit a high degree of integrity.
- Demonstrate financial need.


For the purposes of this scholarship, integrity is defined as having strong moral principles, behaving ethically, and being honest.

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 28, 1946 – May 29, 2009
John E. Lindley was born in Rockford on June 28, 1946. He graduated from East High School in 1964 and the University of Wisconsin in 1969. John had a passion for swimming! He swam during his high school years at East and on the Badger’s swim team at UW. While he made his living selling life insurance, he shared his love for swimming by coaching the Guilford High School Girls Swimming Team for 15 years. John was a man with integrity and great character, and this scholarship will carry on his ideals, forever.