Financial Aid

May 8, 2020

Kelly Benjamin has been selected the winner of the Kishwaukee College 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay and Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship contests. Each contest was judged blindly by two independent committees. Benjamin, of Cortland, received a $500 Kish scholarship for each contest along with a certificate of achievement. She was recognized at the April 14 Board of Trustees meeting. Her entries were forwarded to the Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) for entry in the statewide competition.

“This is a huge help and weight off my shoulders,” Benjamin says. “In addition, the knowledge that my words were heard and resonated with the decision committee is humbling. And the thought that my win might inspire other students in the future makes me smile ear to ear!” 

The Gandhi/King Peace scholarship began in 2014 by ICCTA. All ICCTA member colleges may enter one student essay in the statewide competition each year. If Benjamin’s entry is selected as the statewide winner, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship for Fall 2020.

In business-letter format, contestants were asked to outline a plan for a nonviolent response to the problems of hate and discrimination and draw upon the lives and writing of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Members of the College’s Diversity Committee reviewed and selected the winner.

The Paul Simon Student Essay contest is held annually by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). All ICCTA member colleges may enter one student essay in the statewide competition each year. If Benjamin’s essay is selected as the statewide winner, she will receive another $500 scholarship.

Contestants were asked to write an essay on the topic How My Community College has Changed My Life. Benjamin’s essay discusses the struggles and challenges of a single mother looking to create a better life for her and her children. A committee of English faculty members selected the winner.

An excerpt from Benjamin’s Paul Simon entry –

The hard realization was that I am a single parent to three. I worked two jobs to make ends meet. I could not afford an education and had no time for classes. The old me would have immediately folded and given up. The new me refused to fail. I began to research ways to achieve my goal.

To read Benjamin’s winning Paul Simon and Gandhi/King entries in full, please visit www.kish.edu/iccta.


Photo caption: Kelly Benjamin, Cortland, has been selected as the winner of the Kishwaukee College 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay contest and 2020 Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship contest. Pictured: Kelly Benjamin. Photo provided by Benjamin.  

March 6, 2020

Kishwaukee College annually offers over $550,000 in scholarship funds to students. Opportunities for funding college at Kish include Academic Achievement Scholarships and Kishwaukee College Foundation Scholarships. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

Academic Achievement Scholarships are non-competitive meaning all students who qualify and apply will be awarded the scholarship. The College offers two different academic achievement scholarships: President’s Scholar and College Scholar. Students graduating from in-district high schools or reside within the Kish district and graduate from a private high school in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 and achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA or above are eligible. In-district high schools include: DeKalb High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, Hiawatha High School, Indian Creek High School, Oregon High School, Rochelle Township High School and Sycamore High School. Priority deadline is April 15 and the regular deadline is June 30.

The Kish Foundation Scholarships are made available through the generosity of donors. Together, the Foundation awards over $300,000 in student scholarships annually. Current and new students who will be attending in Fall 2020 are eligible to apply. Information about specific scholarship requirements and application procedures is available online. Foundation Scholarships are competitive and the deadline to apply is April 15.

Kish prides itself on providing quality, affordable education. Scholarship opportunities are one way to alleviate tuition costs.

For additional information about these opportunities and to complete an online application, please visit www.kish.edu/scholarships.

 

January 22, 2020

The Retention of Illinois Student & Equality (RISE) Act was signed into law on June 21, 2019 and allows access to state financial aid (i.e. MAP) to students who were previously ineligible. These students include:

  • Undocumented students who are Illinois residents.
  • Transgender students who do not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to the requirement to report their gender “at birth.”

The RISE Act also removed the 75-hour maximum MAP grant eligibility for students in good academic standing who had not reached junior standing. These students may be eligible to receive MAP Grant for the Spring 2020 semester. 

Effective January 6, 2020, students who are unable to complete the FAFSA can complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (formally known as the RISE Act Application) to determine MAP Grant eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The application consists of pre-screening questions to confirm if an individual should complete the FAFSA or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

  • Individuals the application indicates should complete the FAFSA will be advised to consult their high school counselor, a financial aid professional, or an ISACorps member for assistance completing the FAFSA.
  • Individuals who should complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid will have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated which will be used by their college.
  • MAP awards will be calculated for eligible students and sent to the college.
  • Colleges will notify students of their MAP Grant eligibility.

Please note, similar to the FAFSA, individuals must complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid each academic year to apply for MAP Grant. 

For additional information, including a link to the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, please visit https://www.isac.org/students/before-college/financial-aid-planning/retention-of-illinois-rise-act/ or contact the Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office at finaid@kish.edu or 815-825-9328.

Categories: Financial Aid
September 25, 2019

The Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office will be hosting a free workshop to assist local students with filing the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on October 15 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in room A1345 on Kish campus. Participating students and their parents should plan on spending approximately 30 minutes to complete the FAFSA. Participants should park in Lot A and enter through door 16 or door 17, near the Kish Conference Center.

The FAFSA is the building block for all financial aid packaging for college students across the U.S. Filing the FAFSA is the first step in determining what federal or state financial aid a student is eligible for including grants and loans. The 2020-2021 FAFSA application period opens October 1 and will be used in determining financial aid for the academic year beginning Fall 2020.

The FAFSA Completion Night allows area students and their parents an opportunity to fill out the FAFSA form with assistance from Kish’s financial aid professionals. Any area student and parent(s) who would like assistance is welcome to attend the FAFSA Completion Night.

Students should bring their 2018 tax and income information. Students whose parents claimed them as dependents on their 2018 taxes will need to bring their parents’ information as well. Students and parents should know their social security numbers and driver’s license number or alien registration numbers.

In preparation for the workshop, people filing FAFSA for the first time should visit http://fsaid.ed.gov/ to create a Federal Student AID ID (FSA ID), which will be required to submit the FAFSA electronically.

For more information on the upcoming FAFSA Completion Night, contact Kish’s Financial Aid Office at finaid@kish.edu or 815-825-9328.

Categories: Financial Aid
July 22, 2019

Kishwaukee College announces the 2019 Academic Achievement Scholarship recipients. Academic achievement scholarships are awarded to in-district high school graduates who meet specific GPA requirements. The scholarships are awarded in two categories: the President’s Scholar and the College Scholar.

Students receiving the President’s Scholar achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or higher at time of application and will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship per semester for four semesters.

Students receiving the College Scholar achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.25-3.74 at time of application and will be awarded a $500 scholarship per semester for four semesters.

The 2019 recipients of the Kish Academic Achievement Scholarships—President’s Scholar are:

DeKalb High School: Margaret Gannon, Raina Sands, Kendall Sypien, and Liam Whelan

Genoa-Kingston High School: Isabella Brown, Brennen Denault, Anna Hansen, Joshua Stratton, and Riley Wells.

Hiawatha High School: Hunter Bingaman, Crystal Gonzalez, John Haberstich, Caitlyn Hines, Ethan Hoffman, and Cassidy Sterling

Homeschool: Hannah Sutter

Indian Creek High School: Raymond Ragan

Oregon High School: Hannah Donaldson and Cristina Tranchina

Paw Paw High School: Anthony Castaldo

Rochelle Township High School: Rebecca Bunger, Judith Fulgencio, Bryant Hernandez, Melanie Higueros, Hannah Lager, Mandi Lamb, Brooke Myroth, Nicole Sheets, and Isabela Singleton

Sycamore High School: Kaylee DuMont, Graham Flieder, Cassidy Gagalski, Michael Maveus, Paul Misitano, Natalie Schmit, and Aubrey Villareal

The 2019 recipients of the Kish Academic Achievement Scholarships—College Scholar are:

Cornerstone Christian Academy: Jackson Thirtle

DeKalb High School: Logan Buhk, Madelynn Cook, Maggie Diedrich, Abigail Diehl, Diellza Elmazi, Nathan Hooper, Kayley Mahumed, Abigail Taylor, and Israel Villegas Hernandez

Genoa-Kingston High School: Ian Barker, Jacob Bussen, Joshua Gahlbeck, Delaney McKay, Jayme Todd, and Jeremiah Walton

Hiawatha High School: Amelia Bock, Michelle Hernandez, and Kaelee Spear

Oregon High School: Diana Clausen

Rochelle Township High School: Marili Cervantes, Benjamin DaCosta, Ryan Friestad, Grace Garcia, Marisol Garcia, Autumn Headon, Taylor Kreider, and Jessica Lazaro

Sycamore High School: Leticia Cardenas, Kelsy Daluga, Trevor Davis, Cody Dix, Ahmed Elfaki, Anthony Enriquez, Hannah Kurowski, Megan O’Donnell, Stephany Penate, and Jarrod Pritchett

Categories: Financial Aid
May 2, 2019

Sophie West has been selected the winner of the Kishwaukee College 2019 Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship Contest. West, of Oregon, received a $500 Kish scholarship check along with a certificate of achievement. Her essay was forwarded to the Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) for entry in the statewide competition.

The Gandhi/King Peace scholarship began in 2014 by ICCTA. All ICCTA member colleges may enter one student essay in the statewide competition each year. If West’s entry is selected as the statewide winner, she will be invited to the annual ICCTA awards banquet in June, her letter will be printed in the Illinois Trustee newsletter, and she will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

In business-letter format, contestants were asked to outline a plan for a nonviolent response to the problems of hate and discrimination and draw upon the lives and writing of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The world is made up of very many small communities and they all have little problems,” West comments. With effective communication and active listening, we can begin to resolve problems within our community before moving on to larger, systemic problems, West believes.

In her letter, West draws upon her experience in the service industry to argue how far kindness can go. She also highlights that ignoring discrimination is not an effective tool for dealing with the problem.

An excerpt from West’s winning essay—

Lack of understanding has led to countless murders and wars throughout history. I believe that the true path to peace and equality requires understanding and respectful communication.  Rather than attempting to discuss how we can achieve world peace, I believe the focus should be on creating equal and peaceful communities.

To read West’s essay in full, please visit www.kish.edu/iccta.

Categories: Financial Aid
April 30, 2019

Kishwaukee College student Levee Callahan has been selected the winner of the Kish’s 2019 Paul Simon Student Essay contest. Callahan, of Sycamore, received a $500 Kish scholarship check along with a certificate of achievement at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 9. His essay was forwarded to the statewide competition.

The Paul Simon Student Essay contest is held annually by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). All ICCTA member colleges may enter one student essay in the statewide competition each year. If Callahan’s essay is selected as the statewide winner, he will be invited to the annual ICCTA awards banquet in June, his essay will be published in the Illinois Trustee newsletter, and he will receive another $500 scholarship.

Contestants were asked to write an essay on the topic How My Community College has Changed My Life. “I wanted to show why I came Kish,” Callahan explains. “There’s a wonderful support system here that helped me lay out a plan [for my future].”

Callahan’s essay examines how his career planning class influenced his career trajectory and how the College has made a lasting, positive impact on his life.

An excerpt from Callahan’s winning essay—

One class in that rigorous schedule, which was really a turning point in my life, was career planning. This is the first class I have had where I was taught about the business world, and how to be a professional. In fact, it was in this class where I determined my major; through some personality and interest testing I decided to look further into Mechanical Engineering. When it came time to interview a professional about their career (one assignment in my career planning class) I interviewed the head of the Engineering department, and I soaked up every word he had said.

To read Callahan’s essay in full, please visit www.kish.edu/iccta


Photo caption: Levee Callahan, Sycamore, has been selected as the winner of the Kishwaukee College 2019 Paul Simon Student Essay contest. Callahan’s winning essay has been entered into the statewide competition. Pictured, L to R, are: Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College, Levee Callahan, winner of Kish’s 2019 Paul Simon Essay Contest; and Robert Johnson, Chair of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees.

Categories: Financial Aid
April 4, 2019

Kish is hosting free educational events throughout April in celebration of Money Smart Week.

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week brings together financial institutions, non-profits, libraries, universities, and government agencies to offer thousands of free financial education classes across the country.

Learn about budgeting, put your money knowledge to the test, and win prizes throughout the month of April at Kish.

GeoCache for College Cash, Kish Financial Aid Office, C2150, now thru April 25th
Scavenger hunt meets geocache in this contest. Using a smart phone or tablet, players read and respond to quiz questions for a chance to win prizes. This fun campus event features personal financial information every student should know. Prizes include a chance to win a scholarship, gift cards, and imprinted Kish wear.

Money Smart Mondays, Kish Financial Aid Office, C2150, April 8, 15, and 22
Join the Kish Financial Aid staff for fun activities and games. Each week there will be different opportunities to boost your money smarts and win imprinted Kish wear and gift cards.

FAFSA Fridays, Kish Financial Aid Office, C2150, April 5, 12, 19, and 26
Show the Financial Aid staff your FAFSA submission from that week and be entered to win prizes, or complete your Kish financial aid file that week and be entered to win prizes. It’s that simple.

Finding Your Balance, Kish Student Lounge, C1130, April 10 at 10:00 am
Having trouble finding your balance—with budgeting and saving? Join First National Bank in this fun and interactive session focusing on putting yourself in balance, discretionary spending, and elements of saving. Free giveaways and snacks provided.

Financial Literacy Family Feud, Kish Student Lounge, C1130, April 22 at 1:00 pm
Put your financial literacy to the test with Financial Literacy Family Feud presented by Illinois WorkNet.

For more information, contact Financial Aid Systems Specialist Meaghan Cassinelli at mcassinelli@kish.edu or 815-825-9533.

March 4, 2019

The Kishwaukee College Foundation announces the student scholarship recipients for Spring 2019. The Foundation offers over $300,000 in scholarship funds annually to eligible Kishwaukee College students. Funds comprise of gifts received from generous members of the community, local business and industry, and area agencies and associations. Students are selected on a competitive basis according to each scholarship’s specific requirements.

The online application process for the Fall 2019 Kishwaukee College Foundation Scholarships is now open. Application deadline for Fall 2019 Scholarships is April 15 at 4:00 pm.  

For more information on Foundation scholarships, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at  815-825-2952 or visit www.kish.edu/foundation.

50 for 50 Scholarship

Byron: Madison Rudsinski

Chana: Jonah Anderson

Clare: Lori Drake

Cortland: Jennifer Cordero, Lisa Guzinski, Serene Labadi, and Mya Millard

Davis Junction: Ricki Seyster

DeKalb: Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg, Tania Barragan, Angel Beltran, Cassandra Delaurie, Taylor Dunaway, Jacob Hanson, Maria Hernandez, Finn Hostetler, Hayley Krull, Jack Murphy, Marylou Nunez, Cameron Taylor, and Miriam Tellez-Soto

Earlville: Katelyn Schilling

Genoa: Trevor Cervenka

Kirkland: Heather Bruyr

Machesney Park: Kylie Prielipp 

Malta: Angela Sietsema

Oregon: Courtney Mizner, Haley Mizner, and Johnathan Prose

Rochelle: Alexis Bialas, Mason Lamb, Rebecca Miller, Cate Myers, Gwendolyn Papke, Jasmyn Patterson, Jose Salinas, and Alison Valdivieso

Shabbona: Christina Roller and Miranda Stryker

Steward: Caleb Gould

Sycamore: Levee Callahan, Benjamin Cottone, Sammuel Cottone, Michael Geiger, Claire Lamoureux, Morgan Olson, Kayla Puentes, Justin Silbaugh, Sydney Webster, and Chad Wilson

AG Communications Endowment

Rochelle: Jose Salinas

Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Endowment

Genoa: Briana Busche

Benjamin Harris Scholarship

Byron: Madison Rudsinski

Beulah & Roberta Hackett Endowment Scholarship

Byron: Madilynn McKee

Chicago: Sharmaine Hill and Priscilla Wise

Cortland: Haley Snow

DeKalb: Kendall Hampton, Jamie Jensen, Bailey Lynch, Emily Reese, Lily Smith-Riel, and Teaghan Vanhooreweghe     

Flossmoor: Lyindia Brown

Genoa: Meghan Kohler and Sarai Orozco

Mount Morris: Lani Morris 

Rochelle: Kayle Johnson and Alexandra Magana   

Sycamore: Morgan Culton, Thomas Limberis, and Essie McMahon

Bill Springer Memorial Scholarship          

DeKalb: Monique Broom

Bruce Cobb Horticulture Scholarship       

Rochelle: Nyna Oliver

Bud & Kay Stocking, Rochelle Rotary Endowment          

Rochelle: Michaela Hacaga and Mark Pearson      

Cliff Caruthers & Linda Stoltz Caruthers Memorial Endowment

Paw Paw: Antonio Solis and Janette Solis

Sycamore: Michael Mathey

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Endowment 

Cortland: Jeremy Parenti

DeKalb: Abby Bartels, Cassandra Delaurie, Blessing Enobakhare, and Elizabeth Leon     

Kirkland: Megan Doles

Malta: Cheyenne Asbury     

Rochelle: Shannon Fore and Veronica Foster

Sycamore: Felicia Napolitano      

Waterman: Matthew Browder       

Don Sanderson Memorial Scholarship     

Clare: Lori Drake     

Doris & Robert Boey Endowment

DeKalb: Saddam Mahram and Ataur Rab  

Doris V. & Suzanne K. Lewis Memorial Endowment       

Cortland: Jeremy Parenti    

DeKalb: Abby Bartels, Jahnik Dismuke, and Blessing Enobakhare

Kirkland: Megan Doles        

Rochelle: Veronica Foster               

Emma Anderson Fund       

DeKalb: Paige Harriss

Genoa: Sean Berna and Zachary Uecker    

Kirkland: Sean Hines       

Lee: Richard Ragan            

Sycamore: Megan Antos, Natalie Calfa, Celia Carpenter, Kristina Duncan, Rylie Kowitzke, Lindsey Kwidzinski, Richard Napier, Joseph O'Donnell, Megan O'Donnell, Mackenzie Pondelick, and Maddie Weaver 

Founder's   

Oregon: Johnathan Prose   

Gary Metcalf Memorial Scholarship in Aviation

DeKalb: Steven Ramsdell    

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship       

DeKalb: Joselyn Marquez

Holcomb: Jessica Lechner            

Howard & Martha Mullins Endowment   

Cortland: Lisa Guzinski        

Sycamore: Chelsey Bjelland        

Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Endowment     

DeKalb: Arianna Moore and Amber Simmons

Earlville: Katelyn Schilling

Lindenwood: Heidi Larmon       

Rochelle: Hannah Broome              

Sycamore: Morgan Culton and Devynn Gordon                 

Jeremy "JD" Davis Memorial Endowment

Rochelle: Mason Lamb       

Jesus Romero Hispanic Endowment         

DeKalb: Grecia Avalos, Rocio Mendez, Victoria Resendiz, and Adrian Ruiz

Rochelle: Francisca Hueramo and Starr Mendoza

Sycamore: Sarah Hartwell  

Kevin Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Genoa: Nicolas Uecker

Rochelle: Anthony Chavez          

Kishwaukee College Alumni Endowment

Rochelle: Katelyn Ackland  

Sycamore: Matthew Hunter           

Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees Endowment       

Genoa: Briana Busche and Madelynn Grismer      

Laurie S. Borowicz Dreamers Scholarship Fund   

DeKalb: Cristopher Luna     

LaVerne "Dutch" Johnson Endowment    

Clare: Lori Drake     

Sycamore: Jason Ericson             

Leah Wach Memorial Endowment

DeKalb: Ryan Green

Marie Ann Pierce Memorial Endowment

DeKalb: Kyle Anderson     

Rochelle: Presleigh Belt      

Mark Brisbin Memorial Scholarship         

Malta: Alejandra Moore     

Sycamore: Benjamin Cottone          

Mark Joseph Bussone Memorial Endowment

DeKalb: Kyle Anderson and Jessica Holuj

Rochelle: Presleigh Belt, Danielle Hurst, and Alison Valdivieso     

Shabbona: Kelly Kahoun     

Sycamore: September Perez          

Michael Bennett Scholarship        

Genoa: Sarah Brown           

O'Meara & Schaeffer Nursing Endowment          

Rockford: Chantel Booker   

Pat Humo Nursing Fund    

DeKalb: Cassandra Delaurie and Elizabeth Leon

Lindenwood: Heidi Larmon

Malta: Cheyenne Asbury        

Rochelle: Shannon Fore        

Sycamore: Felicia Napolitano        

Waterman: Matthew Browder                

Paul J. Smith Memorial Endowment        

Elgin: Carson Garcia

Winthrop Harbor: Evan Rickert      

Philip H. Nye Scholarship  

Waterman: Arianna Robbins          

Richard Akers Family Endowment

DeKalb: Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg        

Sycamore: Sammuel Cottone         

Rollan Bonneau Memorial Endowment   

Amboy: Drake Barlow        

Malta: Alejandra Moore              

Rowland & Lucille Matteson Endowment

Belvidere: Pamela Hulton

Shabbona: Kimberly Rotella                     

Rufus Brown Memorial Scholarship         

DeKalb: Tania Barragan and Arianna Moore          

Ruth Ashelford Pollock Horticulture Internship Scholarship      

Byron: Madison Rudsinski   

DeKalb: Hayley Krull and Keith Wray

Genoa: Dina Fowler and Elizabeth Whittenhall

Princeton: Trevor Ryan       

Rochelle: Myah Braden, Nyna Oliver, and Valerie Perkins

Rockford: Andre Vallejo, Ulysses Vallejo, and Anne Von Arx

Sublette: Joyce Papiech

Sycamore: Joshua Pepping 

Ruth Ashelford-Pollock Nursing Scholarship       

Chicago Heights: Joshua Brown 

Cortland: Jennifer Cordero, Lisa Guzinski and Elaxus Haas

Davis Junction: Ricki Seyster

DeKalb: Wilma Diaz, Alexandra Froehlich, Valerie Rangel, and Stephanie Roach

Genoa: Trevor Cervenka

Kirkland: Cory Rylko

Lindenwood: Taralyn Dale and Heidi Larmon       

Oregon: Courtney Mizner and Haley Mizner        

Rochelle: Aseneth Herrera and Rebecca Miller     

Sycamore: Mikaela Bishop, Chelsey Bjelland, Ashley Boles, Denise Grudecki, Samantha Piper, Teague Walker, and Deanna Zimmerman          

Ruth I. Hall Nursing Endowment  

Cortland: Gabrielle Farrell  

Creston: Abigail Kerns        

Davis Junction: Christa Mozdzien            

DeKalb: Kassidy Hamm, Elizabeth Leon, Hannah Lovett, Ada Mendez, Julianna Orellana, Karen Seibert, and Sarah Seibert        

Kingston: Ekaterina Gehringer

Oregon: Haley Sandin        

Rochelle: Adriana Cagle, Shannon Fore, Cass Larue, Maria Macias, Amie McDermott, and Jasmyn Patterson

Shabbona: Christina Roller 

Sycamore: Emily Keast, Tiffani McMaster, Malynn Miller, Felicia Napolitano, Miranda Perri, Murron Qualls, and Sandra Ragsdale

Shane Meyers Memorial Scholarships     

DeKalb: Marquise Phipps    

Sycamore Physicians Scholarship 

Lindenwood: Taralyn Dale

Rochelle: Rebecca Miller        

Sycamore: Deanna Zimmerman     

Terry Leffelman Memorial Endowment   

Sycamore: Ronald Edwards Jr        

The Suter Company Endowment  

DeKalb: Kyesha Means and Adrian Ruiz        

Rochelle: Alexandra Magana         

Tim Hammons Memorial Scholarship      

Paw Paw: Lucas Ekstrom        

Tom & Nancy Roberts Theatre Endowment        

Rochelle: Hannah Broome  

Velta Smith Nursing Endowment Scholarship     

Cortland: Jeremy Parenti    

DeKalb: Abby Bartels, Cassandra Delaurie, Blessing Enobakhare, and Elizabeth Leon       

Kirkland: Megan Doles                                

Malta: Cheyenne Asbury        

Rochelle: Veronica Foster        

Sycamore: Felicia Napolitano        

Waterman: Matthew Browder                

Vernon & Dorothy Smith Memorial Endowment

Lindenwood: Callianne Isley           

Rochelle: Cheyann Brewer, Lillian Fulgencio, Miguel Monroy, and Nicole Tepinski       

Sycamore: Tristan Wilbur   

Veronica Ream Endowment

Kirkland: Shelbie Preston

Steward: Austin Suddeth    


Photo: Spring 2019 Foundation Scholarship recipients announced. Pictured: Some of the Foundation Scholarship recipients.

 

 

        

        

February 27, 2019

Kishwaukee College annually offers over $550,000 in scholarship funds to students. Opportunities for funding college at Kish include Academic Achievement Scholarships and Kishwaukee College Foundation Scholarships. The application process is now open and the deadline to apply is April 15.

Academic Achievement Scholarships are non-competitive meaning all students who qualify and apply will be awarded the scholarship. The College offers two different academic achievement scholarships: President’s Scholar and College Scholar. Students graduating from in-district high schools or reside within the Kish district and graduate from a private high school in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 and achieve a 3.25 cumulative GPA or above are eligible. In-district high schools include: Cornerstone Christian, DeKalb High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, Hiawatha High School, Indian Creek High School, Oregon High School, Paw Paw High School, Rochelle Township High School, and Sycamore High School.

The Kish Foundation Scholarships are made available through the generosity of donors. Together, the Foundation awards over $300,000 in student scholarships annually. Current and new students who will be attending in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply. Information about specific scholarship requirements and application procedures is available online. Foundation Scholarships are competitive.

Kish prides itself on providing affordable, quality education. Scholarship opportunities are one way to alleviate tuition costs.

For additional information about these opportunities and to complete an online application, please visit www.kish.edu/scholarships.

 

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