- Be female.
- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County.
- Be a current undergraduate sophomore or junior, at a four-year college or university, or enrolled in a graduate program for the upcoming school year.
- Intend to teach math and/or science at the high school level, or major in nursing.
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
Robert (Bob) and Karen Harter both taught in the Rockford and Harlem Public School systems retiring in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Bob was science department head, taught junior high math and science at Lincoln Junior High in Rockford and tutored secondary math at Rockford University Learning Resource Center. Karen was an elementary teacher, district reading consultant, and Title 1 Director in the Harlem system as well as a math and reading diagnostician at Rockford University Learning Resource Center. She also volunteered in the Learning Resource Center office.
This recruitment grant was established by Karen in memory of Bob's teaching career. Because they have relatives in the medical field, the grant is also open to females in the nursing field.
This award is offered by the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a group of key women educators from Boone and Winnebago Counties. The Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International is a group of key women educators from Boone and Winnebago Counties. Learn more about DKG Society International.
Would you like to support the Karen and Robert Harter Recruitment Grant? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!