Scholarships

Emily Hennenfent graduated from ROWVA High School and attended Southern Illinois University where she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design.

Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to students in Knox and Warren Counties and the surrounding area. See below for details about available scholarships.

Applications are available annually on February 1 and must be submitted online. The 2019 deadline for submission closed March 15, 2019.

The online application requires students to complete a questionnaire, matching applicants to available scholarships. Applicants may either register or log in to the GCF system to complete the application. This is a step-by-step process the website guides users through. For questions email or call GCF at 309.344.8898.

Awards are to be applied toward tuition, fees, room and board, or books and will be sent to the designated school. Scholarships are a one time award. Recipients may reapply each year eligible. Below is a listing of the scholarships that can be applied for through the Community Foundation.

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. Applications are due March 15.

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. Applications are due March 15.

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.
Applications are due March 15.

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. Applications are due March 15.

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 of the Oneida Telephone Exchange Coop and/or Oneida Networks Services. Applications are due March 15.

Steve McBride Scholarship

The Steve McBride Scholarship is awarded to two graduates of United High School who are a resident of North Henderson, Suez, Kelly or Spring Grove townships. Applicants are judged based on 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. Applications are due March 15.

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.