Scholarship opportunities available through foundation

February 16, 2019

To date, more than 70 scholarship funds exist at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The majority of these funds are administered by local high schools, but the following scholarships are available online at dekalbccf.org/scholarships.

The Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship supports DeKalb County high school graduates pursuing a career in music or music education. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 31. The fund exists in memory of Dee Palmer, longtime director of the DeKalb Municipal Band, and his family for their musical contributions to DeKalb County.

The Harold P. Wells Scholarship provides support for educational expenses, including college tuition, fire courses, educational short courses, conferences and summer camps. Eligible applicants are DeKalb Fire Department employees, family members of employees and graduates of the Kishwaukee Education Consortium’s Fire Science Program. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 31. Honoring the late Harold P. Wells, this scholarship exists to give back to those who serve the community in the fire services division.

The CHS Elburn Scholarship is available for high school graduates and current undergraduate students at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be a family member of an eligible CHS Elburn customer or a family member of a CHS Elburn employee. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 31. The scholarship is a lasting memory to the legacy of the Elburn Cooperative and supports the communities that strengthen the cooperative.

The foundation has moved the scholarship application process online. Students can apply online, upload documents and submit letters of recommendation.

For information, contact Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.