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CFNIL Scholarship Applicants Update
CFNIL Scholarship Applicants Update
Val Abel
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

UPDATE - Forwarded from Val Abel  

Congratulation  Paola Sandoval and Jenna Revell!  

Thank you so much for your support of this year’s CFNIL scholarship applicants, and as always, it is a pleasure to work with you. I know how much work goes into encouraging students to apply, verifying applicant information, and writing recommendations. Thanks to your help we had record-breaking numbers of applicants and applications this year and are proud to announce that we will be awarding 176 scholarships to 144 students from 27 area high schools. A total of $305,046 in scholarship funds will help make post-graduate education more accessible for our students in the 2020-21 school year.

Included in this email is a poster (PDF and PNG) of all the students who are currently attending or have graduated from your school who will be receiving a CFNIL scholarship this year. All the recipients have received an email and letter notifying them of their scholarship(s). To see the full list of recipients and cycle statistics, check out our website HERE!

Typically, we would host a scholarship award night to celebrate the hard work of the recipients. We, like everyone else, are adapting to the current situation and have decided to broadcast the event virtually. MARK YOUR CALENDARS - We will be hosting a Facebook Watch Party on CFNIL’s Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.

 We’re always seeking to improve the application process for everyone involved; please let me know if you have any feedback you’d like to share, especially about our new application portal. Working directly with students is my favorite part of the scholarship season, and I look forward to doing more presentations and workshops this fall. Please let me know if you’d like me to come to visit your school. Next year’s application will open on December 1, 2020!


Ciara Stahly


Program Officer  | IYWT Staff Liaison

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

946 N. Second St. | Rockford, IL 61107

Phone – (844) 498-5447

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