Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship

Supporting the educational goals of Habitat for Humanity home residents committed to improving the quality of life for people in their community.

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 homeowner resident or dependent of a homeowner resident of a home built by Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
- Reside in the home at the time of application.
- Plan to attend an accredited community college, college, or university in the upcoming school year.


Vocational training programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

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, established in 2005 by Ed and Kathy McCaskey, provides educational resources for Rockford residents of Habitat for Humanity homes who wish to begin or continue their college education.

The McCaskeys view this scholarship as an enhancement to the Habitat for Humanity home ownership program. They support Habitat and its mission to provide simple, decent, affordable housing opportunities in partnership with those in need. But Ed and Kathy are eager to find a strategy to put an end to the poverty cycle once and for all and they believe the solution lies in higher education. In fact, research has consistently shown a positive correlation between higher education and higher earnings. In addition, other skills are developed through the pursuit of higher learning: self esteem, leadership, discipline and persistence.

By assisting Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity residents, you can make a difference.

Here, 2018 Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity Scholarship recipient, Tiltyla Stone, shares what the scholarship means for her: "We can still give furthering our education we can continue to give back to the community."