Ine Achilles Scholarship for Horticulture
This scholarship is designed for students who have completed one year in the Kish
Horticulture program and was established by Rolf Achilles in loving memory of his
mother, Regina "Ine" Achilles, who was an avid gardener.
AG Communications Endowment
This scholarship is for students pursuing careers in electronics. The fund can also
be used for Program Enhancement.
Richard Akers Memorial Endowment
Richard Akers taught History at Kish for many years, and this scholarship was started
to recognize his retirement in 2001. Scholarships support students in history, economics,
and/or social sciences who demonstrate scholastic excellence.
Emma Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship is for student-athletes with special consideration for student-athletes
from Sycamore. Funds are held with the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Michael Bennett & Janette Maley Art Scholarship
Scholarships are provided for students who are interested in art and who are enrolled
or plan to enroll in Kishwaukee College Art classes.
Robert & Doris Boey Endowment
This scholarship is for students of Asian or Asian American descent who have lived
in the Kishwaukee College district for a year and are pursuing a degree or certificate
at Kishwaukee College.
Rollan R. Bonneau Memorial Endowment
This fund was established to honor the memory of longtime Kishwaukee College Agriculture
Mechanics Instructor and Agriculture Division Chair, Rollan Bonneau. Recipients are
to be enrolled in the Diesel Power Technology, Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture
or Agriculture Transfer programs.
Chris & Katherine Boulos Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are available to graduates of DeKalb or Sycamore High School who are,
or will be, attending Kishwaukee College. This scholarship is administered through
First Midwest Bank.
Mark Brisbin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Automotive or Diesel Power
Rufus Brown Memorial Endowment
This fund, established in memory of the former Kishwaukee College instructor Rufus
Brown, awards scholarships for students from in-district high schools who participated
in a performing or visual arts program while in high school.
Dean & Betty Burgemeister Endowment
This scholarship is for students who have been accepted into the Kishwaukee College
Nursing program. It was established by Dean, in loving memory of his wife, Betty Jean,
who had an early interest in nursing and great admiration for her aunt who was a trained
Mark Joseph Bussone Memorial Endowment
Joe and Evelyn Bussone established this fund in loving memory of their son Mark Joseph
Bussone, a graduate of the Kishwaukee College Radiology Program, for scholarships
or other needs of the Radiology Program.
Stoltz-Caruthers Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time students who have completed 12 or more credit hours
at Kishwaukee College.
Nancy D. Castle Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for students who are unable to apply for Federal Financial
Aid due to residency status.
Bruce Cobb Horticulture Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time Horticulture student who has completed 30 hours at Kishwaukee
College and who has a minimum 2.75 GPA.
This fund provides scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Technology or Engineering.
Proceeds may also be used for program enhancements.
Compeer Financial Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to help develop the next generation of talented, skilled
agricultural workers by providing hands-on, technical educational opportunities to
students pursuing agriculture or agriculture-related degrees or certificates.
Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Scholarship
This fund was started in memory of Arden Perry, a former instructor of waste water
management at Kishwaukee College. The fund provides scholarships for students who
have graduated from Genoa/Kingston High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
OJ & Phyllis Cunningham Malta Lions Club Memorial Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for students in the Nursing program who have financial
need. Preference is given to Malta residents.
Jeremy Davis Memorial Endowment
Edward W. Deeke Endowment
The fund awards scholarships to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program
or students with a military background. The fund was established by Jeremy’s family
and friends following his death. Jeremy was attending Kishwaukee College, pursuing
his dream of a career in law enforcement, when he lost his life. He was a veteran
of the United States Navy.
A scholarship established for students who are enrolled in the Kishwaukee College
Horticulture Program. Established to honor their son, Brian Deeke, who had obtained
his Associate in Applied Science degree at Kish.
DeKalb Area Garden Club Endowment
The DeKalb Area Garden Club created this fund to inspire students to follow their
aspirations and become excited about horticulture. The fund provides scholarship for
Horticulture students from DeKalb county who have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
DeKalb Fire Fighters Local 1236 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was set up in the early 1980’s by DeKalb Firefighters to memorialize
Arthur LaPointe and Johnny Isom. Both were DeKalb Firefighters who died of cancer.
The scholarship is intended to recognize the roles of the health care professionals
who helped care for them while battling their illnesses and is given to students enrolled
in the Nursing, Radiology or Therapeutic Massage program.
Kenneth & Susan Doubler Scholarship Fund
This fund is for students who have completed Dual Credit courses through the Kishwaukee
Education Consortium while enrolled at a high school within the Kishwaukee College
District and who graduated with a minimum 2.5 GPA; or for students who have recently
graduated from an in-district high school in good standing with a special emphasis
to those students who are interested in getting into the trade industry.
Kishwaukee College Employee Give Scholarship
A combination of the former Employee Reaching Forward and 50 for 50 scholarship funds,
these scholarships are for full-time or part-time students and are awarded across
Enbridge Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship
This fund was established to provide scholarship support to students from DeKalb,
Boone or La Salle counties who are studying Automated Engineering or welding-related
disciplines and have an interest in pursuing a career in the pipeline industry. Students
must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Flanigan, who was a former superintendent
of Hiawatha school district and the first business manager of Kishwaukee College,
is designed for graduates of the Hiawatha High School who are attending Kishwaukee
Foundation Cares Scholarship
The Founder's Endowment
This fund is a Board of Directors initiative that works to provide financial support
to all students who seek assistance and meet a minimum set of criteria.
This fund supports students demonstrating academic achievement, community service
and leadership in organizations on campus such as Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government,
the Honors Program or the National Leadership Development Society.
James Salomone Fuerst Culinary Endowment
This fund provides scholarships to students pursuing a degree or certificate in the
culinary or hospitality program. The fund was initiated by James' brother Carl and
their mother Anita in James' memory as he had a lifelong passion for cooking and held
a culinary degree.
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship
Goodwill created this scholarship fund to help individuals with disabilities access
higher education and achieve their employment goals.
Beulah & Roberta Hackett Endowment
This fund awards scholarships to students who have been accepted into the Kishwaukee
College Nursing Program or who are pursuing a teaching career.
Ruth I. Hall Nursing Endowment
This fund provides annual scholarships to nursing students.
Tim Hammons Memorial Scholarship
This fund provides a scholarship for a student pursuing a certificate or degree in
Benjamin Harris Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to full-time Horticulture students who are pursuing a degree
in Floral Design or Landscape Design.
Nancy Heal Memorial Altrusa Scholarship
Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Nancy Heal, provides support to women who are returning
adult learners with financial need.
This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in Business, Finance,
Education, Nursing or Technology who can demonstrate financial need.
Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Endowment
This fund was established in memory of Kishwaukee alumna Jeanne Henderson for scholarships
to students pursuing a transfer degree in English or Journalism.
Pat Humo Nursing Scholarship
The Pat Humo Nursing scholarship is designed for applicants who have been accepted
into the Kishwaukee College Nursing Program with a financial need. Funds are held
with the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Stephen P. Irving Family Fund
LaVerne "Dutch" Johnson Endowment
This fund supports students who have committed to career training that will bring
them greater financial success.
Dutch Johnson was one of the founders of Kishwaukee College and served on the first
Board of Trustees (1967-1975). Dutch Johnson helped establish the Kishwaukee College
Foundation. The fund provides scholarship support for students who come from a rural
background and who are enrolled in the Agribusiness curriculum at the college.
Terry S. Jones & Nancy J. Eyer Nursing Student Scholarship
Kishwaukee College Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in the Kishwaukee College Nursing
Program. Students must demonstrate financial need and preference will be given to
This scholarship is awarded to residents of the Kishwaukee College district who are
enrolled at Kish for the upcoming semester.
Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees Scholarship
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees implemented this scholarship to invest in
the College community. It provides scholarships for full- or part-time students with
Kishwaukee College Engineering Scholarship
An anonymous donor created this scholarship for second-year Engineering students with
Kishwaukee College First-Generation Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to students who graduated from Sycamore
High School and are pursuing a degree in an underrepresented program. Preference to
students enrolled in an Engineering, Manufacturing, or Welding Technology programs
whose parents were born in another country.
Law Enforcement Lifelong Learning Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in the Criminal Justice Program, with preference
given to students who have completed the police academy and are currently working
in the field.
Doris V. & Suzanne K. Lewis Memorial Endowment
Frances Loubere Ally Activist Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for students who have been accepted into the Kishwaukee
College Nursing Program.
This fund provides scholarships to incoming or currently enrolled students based on
the recommendation from the Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD). The fund
is named after a retired Kish employee who was an advocate for equality for all students.
Donald C. Mack Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for first-year students at Kishwaukee College pursuing
a degree or certificate in Horticulture. Funds are held with the DeKalb County Community
Rowland & Lucile Matteson Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to a Horticulture student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has
completed 10 or more credit hours at the time of the award.
Wayne McIlrath Family Scholarship
Scholarships are given to students who are beginning or returning to college as adults.
Funds are held with the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Diane McNeilly Education Endowment
This fund provides a scholarship for students from Ogle County High Schools enrolled
in the A.A.S. Education Curriculum. It was started by Dr. Diane McNeilly, a former
administrator and long-time donor at Kishwaukee College.
Shane Meyers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for incoming or currently enrolled full-time students seeking
a certificate or degree in Automotive Technology.
Howard & Martha Mullins Memorial Endowment for Nursing
As a founding board member for the college, Howard was dedicated to providing educational
opportunities for the community, this endowment honor's that dedication by providing
a scholarship for part-time pre-Nursing students.
Joyce A. Nicklas Memorial Scholarship
Dr. F. William "Bill" Nicklas established this scholarship fund in memory of his wife,
Joyce. Joyce graduated from Kishwaukee College as a Registered Nurse in 1981. Scholarships
are for newly-admitted nursing students with a minimum 2.5 GPA upon graduation from
an in-district high school.
Philip H. Nye Scholarship Fund
Philip H. Nye was a founding trustee and emeritus member of the Kishwaukee College
Foundation Board. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Early Childhood
Development or Education course work at Kishwaukee College.
OC Creative Scholarship
O'Meara & Schaeffer Nursing Endowment
This scholarship supports students who have a career goal in creative services (graphic
design, marketing, advertising, videography, photography, etc.).
This fund awards scholarships to students enrolled in the Nursing program.
Pay It Forward Scholarship
Provides annual scholarship support to students who demonstrate financial need and
are working to overcome life challenges. Applicants are reviewed by previous Foundation
scholarship recipients to provide them with an opportunity to give back to the next
generation of students.
Marie Ann Pierce Memorial Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for students accepted in the Kishwaukee College Nursing
Program or enrolled in the Radiology Program.
Ruth Ashelford Pollock Agriculture Fund
The fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the Kishwaukee College Horticulture
or Agriculture programs.
Ruth Ashelford Pollock Nursing Fund
The fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the Kishwaukee College Nursing
Program who have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Edmund & Nancy Pool Family Scholarship
This fund provides scholarship support to incoming or currently enrolled students
with a full-time credit load with plans to transfer to a four-year institution majoring
in Business or Music, or pursuing a degree or certificate in career and technical
education, with a preference for Emergency Medical Services programs.
Eleanor Anglin Price Scholarship
This fund is for a returning or continuing student at Kishwaukee College. Funds are
held with the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Earl & Jeanne Pritchard Horticulture Scholarship
This scholarship honors Earl & Jeanne Pritchard and is for students working toward
a horticulture degree. Applicants must be graduates of a DeKalb County or a Kishwaukee
College, in-district high school with a 3.0 GPA.
Veronica M. Ream Endowment Fund
Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who have demonstrated financial need.
Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment/Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment
This endowment was started in 2017 by the children of Charles & Mary Roberts in their
memory. The fund is used to provide scholarships for full-time Nursing Program students,
and for general scholarships for students enrolled in six credit hours with satisfactory
Tom & Nancy Roberts Endowment
Scholarships are awarded to students who are or were involved in performing arts in
high school. Preference will be given to students who have participated in theatre
Jesus Romero Hispanic Endowment
Jesus Romero is an esteemed alum of Kishwaukee College, and through this scholarship
shows his commitment to making educational dreams come true for generations to come.
Awards are made to students who have lived in the Kishwaukee College district for
at least one year, who have been accepted into a degree or certificate program, and
who are of Hispanic descent.
William & Emiline Rood Family Scholarship
This fund provides a scholarship for full-time students in the Kishwaukee College
Horticulture or Agribusiness Program who have graduated from Indian Creek (or Paw
Paw) High School.
Mathew J. Rood DPT Scholarship
The scholarship is in memory of Mathew Rood, who passed away suddenly. Mathew was
a Diesel Power Tech graduate. The fund was established in memorial by his father,
Peter Rood, through the generosity of friends and family.
Paul J. Smith Memorial Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for full-time Ogle or DeKalb County students pursuing
a degree in Diesel Power Technology or who are interested in farming and farm machine
Velta Smith Nursing Endowment
Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into the Kishwaukee College
Nursing Program. The fund may also be used for program enhancement.
Vernon & Dorothy Smith Memorial Scholarship
Awards are for a student enrolled in a degree or certificate program who is taking
a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Preference is given to Rochelle Township
High School graduates.
Les & Deanie Springmire Endowment
This endowment provides scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship.
Funds may also be used for program enhancement at Kishwaukee College.
Bud & Kay Stocking, Rochelle Rotary Service Above Self Endowment
Scholarships from this fund are awarded to Rochelle Township High School students
going to Kishwaukee College. Preference is given to students with high levels of selfless
Ronald S. Sweet Jr. Endowment
The Suter Company Endowment
This endowment was established to honor the memory of Ronald S. Sweet Jr. who served
as the Kishwaukee College Head Volleyball Coach from 2003-2009. He led his teams to
three NJCCA National Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009 and was also honored as
a three-time NJCCA National Coach of the year. The fund will provide ongoing scholarship
support for students in financial need.
This scholarship is designed to be awarded to minority students at Kishwaukee College
who are experiencing a financial hardship. Preference given to current employees of
The Suter Company, students transitioning from short-term training programs or adult
basic education classes into credit courses.
Sycamore Hospital Physicians Nursing Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for students currently in the Nursing Program. Preference
is given to students who have volunteered at a Northern Illinois health care facility,
have a minimum 3.4 GPA and have graduated from Sycamore High School.
Leah Wach Memorial Endowment
This scholarship provides assistance for students who have undergone extreme hardship.
Robert & Norma Wildenradt Endowment
This fund provides scholarships and program enhancement support for the Agribusiness
The Rebecca Williams Memorial Scholarship
This fund is in memory of Rebecca Williams, a 35-year employee at Kishwaukee College.
It provides scholarship assistance for students in the Office Systems program.