Jon Bates, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois discusses the availability of over 85 scholarships. Through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
' website, you only need to fill out one application and then students are matched to scholarships they are eligible for.
All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their interests and the community's need. Many of CFNIL's scholarships are memorial scholarships, which celebrate the life and passions of individuals.