The Community Foundation for McHenry County offers scholarships to students seeking to advance their education. Each Scholarship Fund was created by members of the McHenry County community and designated for a certain cause, school, or region. Detailed scholarship information can be found within the application documents for each scholarship.
The 2020 scholarship application process is closed. Scholarship applications will open again in early 2021. If you have questions on The Community Foundation’s scholarships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Allen Family Scholarship was established in memory of Robert and Georgia Allen to assist Rolling Meadows High School graduating seniors to continue in a higher education program of their choice. This scholarship is to assist a student in achieving a two or four year degree.
Eligibility: Students graduating from Rolling Meadows High School who hold a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (based on 4.0 scale) and demonstrate commitment to volunteer service in their community. Additional preference will be given to applicants whose parent has served, or is currently serving in the United States Military. One scholarship of $500
Students graduating from Crystal Lake South High School who demonstrate community involvement and academic interests related to those of Mr. Carnes.
Scholarship up to $1,000
Graduating female, multi-sport athletes from Marian Central Catholic High School, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Preference will be given to students who have experienced hardships.
Annual $500 award, for a total of up to $2,000 over a 4-year period
Female graduating seniors of Wauconda High School interested in studying social sciences and/or social issues, with a weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher and demonstrated interest in social sciences. Applicants will have taken at least 1.5 years of courses at Wauconda High School in the elective areas of: Current Events, Sociology, Psychology, World and/or U.S. History, and Theater.
One $1,000 scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from any McHenry County school who demonstrate academic excellence and need for financial help.
Scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,000
The Patricia McNamara Scholarships are awarded to deserving Cary-Grove graduating seniors who have chosen to pursue their career through a post-secondary education from either a vocational, trade or community college. Please apply for this scholarship opportunity through the high school.
Children of TC Industries, Inc. employees who exhibit exceptional academic performance and dedication.
Two 4-year scholarships of $1,000 per year
The Veterans Memorial “Getting Started” Scholarship is awarded to a McHenry County high school graduate or graduating high school senior who is the child or grandchild of active duty personnel or honorably discharged veteran of the United States military, National Guard and military reservists. (A photocopy of the DD-214 or Certification of Post Membership must be provided).
Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,000.
Since her freshman year, Emily has been part of U-M’s Dance Marathon club, which raises funds and awareness for a local pediatric rehab program. The club is the biggest student-run nonprofit in Michigan, and Emily loves being part of it.
Along with helping to host events like accessible tree climbing therapy and adaptive martial arts, Emily is on the leadership committee for the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, a 24-hour dance marathon. “It’s given me a lot of professional experience in connecting with sponsors and vendors,” Emily explains about her role as the Event Partnership Chair.
Emily also volunteers weekly assisting with pediatric care. She says, “The kids are so cool. They’re so cute.”
Emily is a graduate of Alden-Hebron High School. During her time there, she volunteered at the rehab department of Northwestern Medicine in McHenry, as well as volunteering with elementary and middle-school basketball camps in Hebron.
The Community Foundation for McHenry County is proud to support incredible students from our community, like Emily, through our scholarship program. Way to go, Emily!