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Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to students in Knox and Warren Counties and the surrounding area. The scholarship application is open from February 1 to March 1.

The online application requires students to complete a questionnaire that matches applicants to available scholarships. This is a step-by-step process that will guide users through a common and supplemental application. For questions, email or call our office at 309.344.8898.

Awards are to be applied toward educational expenses and will be sent to the designated school. Below is a listing of the scholarships that can be applied for through the Galesburg Community Foundation.


Becky Carlson Scholarship
Seniors at United High School or Monmouth-Roseville High School are encouraged to apply for the Becky Carlson Scholarship. Applicants must be a United High School or M-R High School Senior and have participated in the Special Education Program as K-12 student.

Cole Steele Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be a Knoxville High School senior interested in pursuing an education in a vocational program. Students having a background or experience in agriculture will be given additional consideration.

Dolores M. Ryner Business Scholarship
Galesburg High School seniors that have taken a business course and plan to major in a business-related field in college are eligible for this scholarship. The student must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. 

Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must be accepted into a school of nursing or currently studying under a nursing program. 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 and Monmouth-Roseville High School are encouraged to apply for the John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship. This scholarship is open to senior athletes who have been accepted into a collegiate program of study. Preference is given to United High School football players.

Millie Martin Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship
This 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.

Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship
Applicants must be ROWVA High School seniors. Eligible applicant families must be in good standing with the Oneida Telephone Exchange Coop and/or Oneida Networks Services.

Steve McBride Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to two graduates of United High School who are residents 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 is given to the most deserving seniors at United High School.

The Lyle Pierce Athletic and Leadership Scholarship
Applicants must be Warren County high school students that demonstrate leadership and perseverance on and off the playing field. Applicants must have participated in athletics and plan to attend a four-year college or university and major in education.

Verna May Sargent Scholarship
Applicants must be a Galesburg High School senior who participated in music education in high school and plan to major in music or a music-related field in college. Preference will be given to those who have an emphasis in voice. 


Jillian Isaacson

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For more information about student scholarships available through the Galesburg Community Foundation, call Jillian Isaacson, Director of Grants & Programs, at 309.344.8898.

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Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.