Susan Kay Munson Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

Supporting students pursuing vocational careers.

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

Applicants must

- Be a graduate of or current high school senior at Guilford High School or Mendota Township High School.
- Intend to pursue a vocational career.
- Demonstrate financial need.


Academic performance will be given moderate consideration in the selection process.

For the purposes of this scholarship, vocational career is defined as a specialized occupation that requires hands-on skills training, rather than a four-year college degree. Examples may include automotive repair, building trades, hospitality management, CNAs, dental hygiene, or machining.

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

Susan Munson Gilmore was born in Mendota, Illinois and graduated from Mendota High School and the University of Illinois. She began her teaching career in 1966 and taught Home Economics at Guilford High School. She had two children, Margaret and Tom, and enriched the lives of those around her.