Larry and Betty McGee Scholarship

Supporting students entering technology fields.

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 current college freshman.
- Currently reside in Winnebago County.
- Be enrolled in a field of study related to technology, such as computer science, engineering, or applied sciences.
- Demonstrate a history of participation in a number of extracurricular and community activities.
- Demonstrate a moderate level of financial need.


Academic performance will be given high priority consideration in the selection process.

Preference may be given to students attending a college or university in the state of Illinois or a military academy.

Scholarship is renewable for up to three years as long as criteria is met.

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

Donor Statement from Larry and Betty McGee

We have established our scholarship and support the scholarship program at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois for two different reasons:

1) Betty did not have a scholarship. She and her parents had to work very hard for her to afford to go to college, where she obtained a teaching degree. Larry had a four-year scholarship which enabled him to go to college for 5 years and obtain degrees in engineering and business. As a result of our educations both of our careers were challenging and rewarding. Hopefully, this scholarship will enable students to pursue their college careers more easily.

2) We would like to enable others to obtain their degrees and obtain good jobs which will enable them to contribute to our community by volunteering at and donating to worthwhile organizations. We wish this scholarship to be earned by a combination of good grades and participation in both extra-curricular and community activities.