John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

To provide educational resources to Pecatonica High School seniors pursuing higher education.

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Considering the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate? Your essay response demonstrate your involvement in community service, and (if any) your agricultural background.


Applicants must:

- Be a graduating Pecatonica High School senior pursuing higher education;
- Have a GPA of at least 2.0/4.0; and
- Have been involved in community service.

Preference may be given to candidates with an agricultural background.


September 22, 1947 – March 11, 2006

This scholarship was established in loving memory of John Flynn who passed away in March 2006. A resident of Pecatonica, Illinois, John graduated from Pecatonica High School in 1965, and received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1970. He was a dedicated member of the Pecatonica School Board for 18 years, serving as President for the last 5 years. John co-founded the Pecatonica Education Foundation, was past-president of the Pecatonica Fans Club, and participated as a member of the Pecatonica football’s “chain-gang” for over 20 years. He served on the Winnebago County Special Education Co-Operative, the Wisconsin Alumni Club of Rockford’s scholarship committee, and the Pecatonica Improvement Association. John was a lector at St. Patrick Irish Grove Catholic Church for 25 years, volunteered at Provena St. Anne’s Nursing Center in Rockford and was a long-time emcee for the Pecatonica Memorial Day Parade.

In honor of John, the Flynn family would like to congratulate and recognize a Pecatonica High School senior who has given back to the community through his/her community service and volunteerism. Special consideration may be given to candidates with an agricultural background.