Richard Dopp

Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship

Supporting students who plan to conduct cancer research or become accountants.

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 high school senior.
- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County.
- Intend to pursue a degree in accounting or a medical field related to cancer research.
- Demonstrate a commitment to their community through service and activities.
- Have completed a minimum of 100 service hours while in high school.


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

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

This scholarship was established to honor a friend and colleague who so generously gave of his time and talents in helping start Pneumatic Cylinders & Couplers Inc. Richard graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam. Richard was an accountant controller for several area companies and he loved to “crunch” numbers and was very good at what he did. He also was a cancer survivor for 14 years until May of 2009. Richard lost his wife and best friend Suzy to cancer in 2000.

In memory of Richard, the owners of Pneumatic Cylinders & Couplers Inc. would like to honor their friend and mentor by recognizing an area senior who is pursuing a career in accounting or the medical field, especially cancer research.