Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships reward and encourage student achievement, leadership and involvement by providing financial assistance for your cost of attendance.


Scholarship applications are available during the Fall and Spring semesters to be used for the following semester.  Students are selected on a competitive basis according to each scholarship's specific requirements.  

Unless otherwise communicated, applications are generally* accepted as follows:

  • Fall Semester Foundation Scholarships: Application period February 1 - February 29
  • Spring Semester Foundation Scholarships: Application period September 15 - October 15

* If the general start and end dates fall on a weekend, or there are other College activities to consider, we will adjust to the next business day.


The Fall 2024 application is closed. Students who submitted applications will be notified on April 8, 2024 regarding their applications and awards.

Questions about current and future scholarship opportunities may be directed to the Foundation at 815-825-9790 or   


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Learn more about foundation scholarships including how to apply, FAQs and help sessions, and scholarship recipients stories.

Scholarship recipients share their stories and get a chance to meet with donors to express their gratitude.

Champions Fund

Financial assistance is available for all students who are currently enrolled and actively pursuing credit program or GED/Adult Education classes. Financial assistance is available for a variety of unexpected life challenges including transportation, childcare, medical/vision costs, housing and other emergencies that interfere with a student’s ability to attend school. 

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National Bank & Trust Endowment Fund

The National Bank & Trust Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to individuals currently employed at non-profit organizations within the Kishwaukee College district who are looking to enhance their skills through credit or non-credit courses at Kish.

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