GALESBURG, Ill. (January 28, 2019)– Galesburg Community Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications for the below detailed scholarships on Friday, February 1, 2019. These scholarships are open to students who reside in Knox and Warren Counties and meet the criteria listed below. Applications are available and must be submitted online at GCF’s website, The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019. These scholarships are available thanks to generous community members who love their community and give back to their community in the best ways possible. The following scholarships are available for this year’s application period:

Becky Carlson Scholarship
Seniors at United High School are encouraged to apply for the Becky Carlson Scholarship. Applicants must be a United High School Senior and have participated in the Special Education Program at United School District #304 K-12.

Cole Steele Memorial Scholarship
Students at Knoxville High School are encouraged to apply for the Cole Steele Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be a Knoxville High School Senior interested in pursuing an education in a vocation program. Students having a background or experience in agriculture will be given additional consideration.

Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship
Students accepted into a school of nursing or currently studying under a nursing program are encouraged to apply for the Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is open to Knox and Warren County area students.

John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship
High school seniors from United High School are encouraged to apply for the John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship. This scholarship is open to senior football players who have been accepted into a collegiate program of study.

Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship
The Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship is awarded to an eligible ROWVA High School senior. Eligible applicant families must be in good standing with the Oneida Telephone Exchange Coop and/or Oneida Networks Services.

Steve McBride Scholarship
The Steve McBride Scholarship is awarded to two graduates of United High School who are residents of North Henderson, Suez, Kelly or Spring Grove townships. Applicants are reviewed based on a written application and in-person interviews with the Steve McBride Scholarship committee. The award will be given to the most deserving seniors at United High School.

The Lyle Pierce Athletic and Leadership Scholarship
The Lyle Pierce Athletic and Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female graduate of any Warren County high school that demonstrates leadership and perseverance on and off the playing field. Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year college or university and major in education. Students must be nominated by the athletic director of their attending high school in order to apply for this scholarship. Please see your high school principal or athletic director as this is a paper application which must be completed and received by the deadline.

Millie Martin Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship
The Millie Martin Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded each year to a female student graduating from ROWVA High School with the highest grade point average. No written or online application needed.

Students who have applied for Community Foundation scholarships in the past are asked to please use the same log in as before. If you have forgotten your password please call the Community Foundation office at 309.344.8898.

About Galesburg Community Foundation

Galesburg Community Foundation develops and supports the efforts of local people and organizations to promote healthy communities. The Community Foundation makes giving easy and believes that generosity can positively change Knox and Warren Counties forever. The Community Foundation partners with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to help them have the greatest impact with their giving. The Community Foundation is working for the good of your community.

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