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SVC Foundation and Sauk Alumni Association

SVC Foundation Scholarships

The Sauk Valley College Foundation Scholarship Program was founded at the same time the College opened its doors in 1966. The purpose of the program is to provide, through community support, scholarship funds for students attending Sauk Valley Community College. These scholarships enable many students to continue their education and begin productive and satisfying careers in our community.

Scholarships are supported annually by alumni, family, friends, and local employers and organizations. This past year the Foundation has processed over $180,000 in scholarships, and other forms of financial assistance, to needy students.

One of the greatest priorities of the College is to provide our students with the financial assistance necessary to achieve their educational goals. It now costs a full-time student at SVCC approximately $1600 per semester for tuition, with additional costs for fees and books. While this is an educational bargain, many students still need financial assistance. It is the generosity of the community which helps provide this needed support.


Additional scholarship opportunities will be posted at the first of each month. Please check back regularly for updates. Please call the Foundation at 815-835-6345 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Endowment Scholarships

The Alvin J Dimond Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $400.00.
The American Legion Post 12 Endowment for Teaching 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00 awarded to the recipient with the highest GPA. Two (2) scholarships at $500.00 each awarded to the recipient with the next highest GPA. Two (2) scholarships at $250.00 each awarded to the recipient with the next highest GPA.
The Ann N Perkins Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $475.00 each
The Anonymous Health Care Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Ten (10) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Bailey Award for Business and Education 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Two (2) scholarships at $541.67.
The CGH KSB Endowed Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $300.00 each.
The Donald Puterbaugh Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Six (6) scholarships at $795.83 each.
The Doris Welty Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarships at $500.00.
The Everett Burns Memorial Endowment Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarships at $475.00 each.
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Five (5) scholarships at $1,000.00 each.
The Jean M Powers Combs Health Career Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $250.00.
The Joan L Treacy and Warren P Wahl Nursing Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Four (4) scholarships at $580.00 each.
The John D and Cora Jurgens Van Bibber Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Two (2) scholarships at $633.33.
The Kit Lillyman Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Four (4) scholarships at $618.75 each.
The Lee County 40 & 8 Voiture 409 Endowment for Nursing 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00 awarded to the recipient with highest GPA. One (1) scholarship at $250.00 awarded to the recipient with next highest GPA.
The Lori D Nern Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $225.00.
The Minority/International Student Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $312.50 each.
The Paul Reynolds Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Three (3) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Robert L Wentz Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $475.00.
The Single Mother Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Six (6) scholarships at $510.00 each. $260.00 for child care expense reimbursement and $250.00 in gas cards.
The Whiteside County Medical Society Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $500.00 each.
Albert D. Wangerin Educational Trust Scholarship Awarded
One (1) academic year full tuition, fall and spring semesters only, and text book expenses. NOTE: This scholarship will be considered for renewal for a second year, not to exceed two (2) renewals, based upon the following criteria: Student recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7 on all completed academic work for first year and a minimum GPA of 2.9 on all completed academic work for second year; and Student recipient must tutor or work with handicapped and/or special needs individuals such as but not limited to, a blind, cerebral palsy or mentally challenged individual.
The Bauder Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $362.50 each.
The Bert Fordham Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $275.00
The Bob Beelendorf Memorial Endowment Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $600.00.
The Broderick-Harrison Family Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $500.00.
Dorothy K Engel Music Awards Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00.
The Dr. Glenn J Pohly Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $312.50 each.
The Edith & Ethel Sanborn Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $500.00.
The Scott & Vivian Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $675.00.
The Jerry Weston Mathis Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Robert L. Warner Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $475.00.
The Alan Pfeifer Natural Science Scholarship Awarded
One (1) academic year full tuition waiver, fall and spring semesters only, and a $500.00 book stipend.
Anna Margaret Brockwell Trust Scholarship Awarded
Three (3) scholarships at $1,000.00 each.
Dr. William J Simpson Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) academic years full tuition, fall and spring semesters only, and an annual $500.00 book stipend.
The Dr. Woo-Young Kim Memorial Endowed Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $425.00.
The Norma Poole Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $512.50 each.
The Rock River Insurance Health Career Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $350.00.
The Scott & Vivian Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $800.00 each.
The Sims-Hilton Nursing Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $425.00.
The Whiteside County Medical Association-Margaret Roache Fund Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $412.50 each.
 

Foundation Scholarships

A.G. Oetting Fire Service Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship for $300
Beta Sigma Phi – Tau Pi Chapter Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship for $500.00.
The Sauk Valley Community College Carol Chandler Nursing Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Two (2) scholarships at $250.00.
The First National Bank in Amboy Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarships at $1,000.00 each to Amboy residents.
Sauk Valley Community College Anonymous Accounting Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) $350.00 scholarship for Spring 2017 semester
Sauk Valley Community College Open Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Three (3) scholarships at $300.00 each.
The Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust Single Parent Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Seven (7) scholarships at $500.00 each.
SVCC Business Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Two (2) scholarship at $250.00.
The SVCC Single Parent Committee Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
Four (4) scholarships at $300.00 each.
The Teddy J Nicklaus Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $350.00.
The Tyne Family Scholarship 
Deadline Date: 11-04-2016
One (1) scholarship at $350.00 each.
The Marina Salazar Racial Justice Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $1,000 each.
The Pastor James G Jaeger Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship for $500.00.
The Sauk Valley Community College Radiology Club Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $200.00.
Cancer Federation Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $150
The Dr. Karen Pinter Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $600.00
PEO Chapter BH, Sterling, IL Scholarship Awarded
(1) one scholarship for $500.00
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