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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.

Scholarship Application Tips and Hints

Athletic

The Alvin J Dimond Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarship at $400.00.
The Donald Puterbaugh Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Six (6) scholarships at $641.60 each.
The Paul Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Four (4) scholarships at $500.00 each.

Business and OAS

The Bailey Award for Business and Education Awarded
Three (3) scholarships at $625.00 each.
The Robert L Wentz Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $475.00.
The Sauk Valley Community College Business Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarship at $250.00.

Education

The American Legion Post 12 Endowment for Teaching Awarded
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.

English

The Dr. Karen Pinter Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $350.00

Fine Arts

Dorothy K Engel Music Awards Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00.
The Dr. Karen Pinter Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $350.00
The Jerry Weston Mathis Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00.

Health Professions

The Anonymous Health Care Scholarship Awarded
Ten (10) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Sauk Valley Community College Carol Chandler Nursing Scholarship Awarded
Four (4) scholarships at $250.00 each.
The CGH KSB Endowed Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $350.00 each.
The Doris Welty Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $500.00.
The Dr. Glenn J Pohly Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $525.00.
The Dr. Woo-Young Kim Memorial Endowed Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $225.00.
The Edward S. Murphy Medical Scholarship Awarded
Four (4) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Jean M Powers Combs Health Career Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $500.00.
The Lee County 40 & 8 Voiture 409 Endowment for Nursing Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00 awarded to the recipient with highest GPA. One (1) scholarship at $500.00 awarded to the recipient with next highest GPA. Three (3) scholarships at $250.00 awarded to the recipient with next highest GPA.
The Sauk Valley Community College LPN Nursing scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $150.00.
The Whiteside County Medical Society Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $675.00 each.

Miscellaneous

The Kit Lillyman Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $1,000.00.
The Sauk Valley Community College Career Program Scholarship Awarded
Four (4) scholarships at $400.00 each.

Non Traditional

The SVCC Single Parent Committee Scholarship Awarded
Ten (10) scholarships at $300.00 each.
SVCC Single Mother Scholarship Awarded
Five (5) scholarships at $430.00 each. $205.00 for child care expense reimbursement and $225.00 in gas cards.
The Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust Single Parent Scholarship Awarded
Five (5) scholarships at $500.00 each.
The Sauk Valley Community College Non Traditional Student scholarship Awarded
Five (5) scholarships at $500.00 each.

Open

Anna Margaret Brockwell Trust Scholarship Awarded
Five (5) scholarships at $527.50 each.
The Bauder Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $250.00 each.
The Edith & Ethel Sanborn Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $350.00.
The Everett Burns Memorial Endowment Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarships at $450.00 each.
The Robert L. Warner Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $325.00.
Sauk Valley Community College Open Scholarship Awarded
Four (4) scholarships at $500.00 each.

Public Safety

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 Bert Fordham Memorial Scholarship Awarded
One (1) scholarship at $225.00
The John D and Cora Jurgens Van Bibber Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Two (2) scholarships at $775.00 each.