The Community Foundation for McHenry County is now accepting applications for this year’s college scholarships program

(Crystal Lake, IL) The Community Foundation for McHenry County (The CFMC) is pleased to announce we are currently accepting applications for our 2020-2021 academic scholarship program. High school seniors and college students are invited to apply and have until April 15, 2020 to submit an application for scholarships that will be awarded in May 2020.

“As the cost of higher education continues to increase we encourage students to seek out scholarship opportunities,” said Deb Thielen, Executive Director of The CFMC. “We are honored that each scholarship fund at The Community Foundation for McHenry County was created by members of our community to support the next generation of community members.”

Detailed information on scholarships being offered this year can be found either with the high school guidance counselor or on our website at All applications must be received or postmarked no later than April 15. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call us at (815) 338-4483.

About The Community Foundation for McHenry County
The CFMC is the leader in McHenry County for providing legacy giving opportunities to donors and charitable organizations in our community. Founded in 2001 to ensure McHenry County’s charitable organizations would always have financial support, The Community Foundation today is approximately a $35 million organization that serves to “Connect people who care with causes that matter.”

Our mission is to philanthropically address the needs of McHenry County by providing leadership, granting resources, stewarding assets and fostering awareness. We provide over $2 million in support annually to charitable organizations that serve the residents of our community. We work with donors across our community to help more than 70 charitable organizations annually. For more information, please contact The Community Foundation at 815.338.4483 or connect with us at