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Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors and current undergraduate students currently majoring in or planning to study a natural resource field such as fish or wildlife biology, conservation education, biology, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, and pollution control. Interested students must have a permanent address in Boone, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, or Winnebago County, and submit a 2-page essay detailing their career goals and aspirations. If you’re a current or incoming postsecondary student from one of the Illinois counties mentioned, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more and continue pursuing your passion for the environment.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), founded in 1953, is a regional leader in philanthropy. With more than $140 million in assets and more than 400 individual funds, CFNIL makes grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. CFNIL's grant and scholarship programs are made possible by the generosity of CFNIL's donors. Their mission is to inspire endowment and promote philanthropy for the current and future needs of the people of Northern Illinois.
Applicants must have a permanent address in Boone, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, or Winnebago County, in addition to meeting the below eligibility criteria, in order to apply.
High School Seniors & College Students
Horticulture/Floriculture, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Biology, Hydrology, Oceanography, Environmental Health
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
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