Winnebago County Veterans Association Scholarship

Supporting the descendants of U.S. military veterans.

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 Winnebago County.
- Be related to an Honorable Discharged Veteran, National Guard Reservist, U.S. Army Reservist, or a current active-duty servicemember.


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

For the purposes of this scholarship, relative is defined as parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. 

Applicant must provide a copy of the servicemember's DD-214 or current military ID. You can request a copy of the DD Form 214 here:

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

The intent of this scholarship is to honor local veterans by supporting a student who is a descendant of someone who has served their country and has a deep understanding of honor, courage, and integrity.