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AG Communications Scholarship

AG Communications Scholarship

AG Communications Corporation of Genoa created this scholarship before relocating to Arizona. Learning 21st century electronics technology could be your key to career success. Students of Electronics and Computer Technology find rewarding careers in areas such as...

Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Scholarship

Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the families of Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell. These former instructors recognized the importance of English and study skills classes for beginning students. This scholarship displays their belief that these particular classes...

Benjamin Harris Scholarship

Benjamin Harris Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Ben Harris, his love of horticulture and his found experiences while at Kishwaukee College.

Bill Springer Memorial Scholarship

Bill Springer Memorial Scholarship

Bill Springer was a dedicated employee who worked for GTE & Contel for 18 years prior to his death in 1992. This scholarship was originally dedicated to him by members of the Bill Hinkston Telephone Pioneer club. The Hinkston group was a telecommunications related...

Bruce Cobb Horticulture Scholarship

Bruce Cobb Horticulture Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Bruce Cobb, a 1989 Kishwaukee College graduate who was dedicated to horticulture.

Bud & Kay Stocking, Rochelle Rotary Scholarship

Bud & Kay Stocking, Rochelle Rotary Scholarship

The children of Bud & Kay Stocking established this scholarship in recognition of their parents who individually, were not only wonderful, caring parents, but who were also very devoted to the good of their community. As members of the Rochelle Rotary Club, the...

Cliff Caruthers and Linda Stoltz Caruthers Memorial Scholarship

Cliff Caruthers and Linda Stoltz Caruthers Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Linda Stoltz Caruthers, an outstanding English teacher who respected the varied views of students and rejoiced in their achievements.

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Scholarship

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dean Burgemeister in memory of his wife Betty Jean Burgemeister. Betty Jean had an early interest in nursing that stayed with her throughout her life. She contributed her love of nursing to the influence of her aunt whom she...

DeKalb Area Garden Club Scholarship

DeKalb Area Garden Club Scholarship

The DeKalb Area Garden Club’s membership consists of citizens throughout DeKalb County who share the fellowship of gardening and nature through programs and projects. This scholarship was created in order to inspire college students to follow their aspirations and...

DeKalb Fire Fighters Local 1236 Scholarship

DeKalb Fire Fighters Local 1236 Scholarship

The DeKalb Fire Fighters Local 1236 created this scholarship in the early 1980’s. The scholarship memorializes Author LaPointe and Johnny Isom who were both DeKalb firefighters who died of cancer. The scholarship is intended to recognize the roles of the health care...

Doris & Robert Boey Asian Heritage Scholarship

Doris & Robert Boey Asian Heritage Scholarship

Longtime supporters of Kishwaukee College, Robert and Doris Boey established this scholarship to assist Asians or Asian Americans in pursuing a degree or certificate at Kishwaukee College.

Gary Metcalf Memorial Scholarship in Aviation

Gary Metcalf Memorial Scholarship in Aviation

This scholarship was established in memory of Gary Metcalf. Gary was a resident of the DeKalb/Sycamore community for more than 50 years. He was an Army veteran, provided service to area farmers, and was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. At the age...

Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Scholarship

Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Scholarship

The Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Endowment fund was established by his four children as a memorial to his faithful service as superintendent of Hiawatha school district and as the first business manager of Kishwaukee College.

Howard & Martha Mullins Scholarship

Howard & Martha Mullins Scholarship

Bill and Bonnie Mullins of Shabbona have established this scholarship in honor of Bill’s parents, the late Howard and Martha Mullins. This scholarship does not require that the student be accepted into the Kishwaukee College Nursing Program, rather it is for...

Illinois Health Improvement Scholarship

Illinois Health Improvement Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Illinois Community College System Foundation provides this annual scholarship to encourage and support the high level of health care received in Illinois. Kishwaukee’s Nursing Program has one of the highest overall NCLEX-RN (State Board...

Ine Achilles Scholarship

Ine Achilles Scholarship

Rolf Achilles established this scholarship in loving memory of his mother Regina who loved gardening. Horticulture is a growing and expanding industry with a strong job market. Kishwaukee College’s general Degree gives a student a well rounded education in most of...

Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Jeanne Henderson enrolled at Kishwaukee College in its initial year, 1968. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at NIU. A valiant supporter and true friend of Kishwaukee College, Jeanne valued...

Jeremy “JD” Davis Memorial Scholarship

Jeremy “JD” Davis Memorial Scholarship

Brian and Katrina Davis along with their daughter Jessica, have established this scholarship in memory of their son & brother, Jeremy Davis, a Kishwaukee College graduate who died tragically in a motorcycle accident September 2004.

Jesus Romero Hispanic Scholarship

Jesus Romero Hispanic Scholarship

As esteemed alum of Kishwaukee College, Jesus Romero has been a generous friend to the College for many years. His annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations have generated tens of thousands of dollars which Jesus has used to help Hispanic students pursue their dreams of a...

Kishwaukee College Alumni Association Scholarship

Kishwaukee College Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Kishwaukee College Alumni Association to “pay forward” the gift of knowledge.

Kishwaukee College Employees Reaching Forward Scholarship

Kishwaukee College Employees Reaching Forward Scholarship

The faculty and staff at Kishwaukee College not only believe in education, they believe in the community in which they serve. So much so, they created the Employees Reaching Forward Endowment to provide scholarships to Kishwaukee College students each year.

LaVerne “Dutch” Johnson Scholarship

LaVerne “Dutch” Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 by family members, friends, and associates as a tribute to “Dutch” for his relentless dedication to Kishwaukee College. One of the founding fathers of Kishwaukee College, “Dutch” served on the first Board of Trustees...

Leah Wach Memorial Scholarship

Leah Wach Memorial Scholarship

In addition to being an employee at Kishwaukee College, Leah Wach was a wife, mother of four, a dedicated student, and a member of Phi Theta kappa. Her commitment to her family, academics and helping others always came first. Upon her sudden passing in the fall of...

Les & Deanie Springmire Scholarship

Les & Deanie Springmire Scholarship

Les Springmire was a dedicated educator who believed in the value of education to the core of his being. He displayed this dedication through teaching Industrial Arts at RTHS for 31 years, sitting on the Kings Elementary Board for 9 years and by serving as a...

Marie Ann Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Marie Ann Pierce Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship honors Marie Ann Pierce who enjoyed a successful career as director of the Kishwaukee College Bookstore for 32 years. A devoted mother and life-long resident of Rochelle, Ann passed away in December of 2002 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Mark Joseph Bussone Memorial Radiology Scholarship

Mark Joseph Bussone Memorial Radiology Scholarship

Joe and Evelyn Bussone established this scholarship in memory of their son Mark Joseph Bussone, a graduate of the Kishwaukee College Radiology Program.

Michael Bennett Scholarship

Michael Bennett Scholarship

Michal Bennett and the Makers Art Group created this scholarship fund in honor of Michael’s 28 years of service as an art instructor at Kishwaukee College. It was their hope and dreams to provide aspiring artists the opportunity to create and show their work. Art...

Philip H. Nye Scholarship

Philip H. Nye Scholarship

Philip Nye (1910-1992) was a founding trustee and Emeritus member of the Kishwaukee College Foundation, Board of Directors. This scholarship was established in his honor by his wife Lenore and his son, Philip H. Nye Jr.

Rebecca Williams Memorial Scholarship

Rebecca Williams Memorial Scholarship

Rebecca Williams was a dedicated employee of Kishwaukee College who served for over 35 years. She impacted the quality of service provided by Kishwaukee College positively. Her family and colleagues created this scholarship in her loving memory and in honor of her...

Richard Akers Family Scholarship

Richard Akers Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Richard Akers who was a professor of the Social Sciences at Kishwaukee College and who established this fund upon his retirement. Studying History at Kishwaukee College opens doors to a number of opportunities while giving you the...