21st Century Scholar Student Application

The 21st Century Scholars Society scholarship was established in 2007 to invest in IVCC’s most promising second-year students. The Society’s mission is to reward currently enrolled IVCC students who demonstrate academic excellence and college and community service, and will graduate or transfer to an institution of higher education in May 2024.

The Scholar may be awarded up to $3,000 for their sophomore year to assist with tuition, fees, books or educational expenses. In addition, finalists could possibly receive awards ranging from $500 up to $1,500.

The online application will be available March 20, 2023, here on this site.
Deadline to submit application and essay is Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Eligibility requirements
1. Student must have completed 12 credit hours or more in fall 2022;
2. Enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in spring 2023; all credits must be completed by the end of the term;
3. By the close of spring 2023, a total of 24 IVCC credit hours or more must be completed;
4. By the close of spring 2023, a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above must be documented on an IVCC transcript; maximum completed hours cannot exceed 72 credits.
NOTE: Students formally accepted in the LPN or RN program, full-time hours may vary.
NOTE: If chosen as a recipient, you are expected to enroll at full-time status (12 credit hours or more) in fall 2023 and spring 2024.
NOTE: Students previously awarded the 21st Century Scholars Society scholarship are not eligible to apply.

An essay is required to be uploaded as a DOC or DOCX document (max. 16 MB) with the online application. Prepare your essay before you click the "Apply" button.

Essay Preparation
Requirements - Please discuss the following in detail.
1. Your educational goals and career aspirations
2. Individual(s) who have helped guide and inspire your academic goals and/or successes
3. Leadership abilities
4. Past or current involvement in campus organizations or activities
5. Involvement in community service external to IVCC
6. Financial concerns or special circumstances that may merit consideration
7. Personal obstacles you overcame, if applicable

Guidelines
Length: minimum of 1,000 words but no more than 4 pages
Typed, double-spaced
Font type & size: Times New Roman, 12
All margins 1 inch

Deadline to submit application and essay is Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Contact Donna Swiskoski in the IVCC Foundation Office for more information at donna_swiskoski@ivcc.edu or (815) 224-0551

Apply to be the Scholar

We are proud of the accomplishments of our past 21st Century Scholars.

2022-23 year
Scholar
Gunnar Jauch
Gunnar Jauch
Special Recognition
Chloe Bruce
Chloe Bruce
Eric Lane
Eric Lane
Makayla Ritko
Makayla Ritko
Merit
Natalie Oroczo
Natalie Orozco
Haley Roalson
Haley Roalson

2021-22 year
Scholar
Helena Ogle
Helena Ogle
Special Recognition
Hope BeelmanHope Beelman
Alexander Newman
Alex Newman
Dylan Zupec
Dylan Zupec
Merit
Hunter Karun
Hunter Karun
Sierra Medina
Sierra Medina
Emma Mertes
Emma Mertes
Emily Walker
Emily Walker
2020-21 Scholar
Grace McCormick
Grace McCormick
2019-20 co-Scholars
Gena Fassino and Devanshi Patel
Gena FassinoDevanshi Patel
2018-19 Scholar
Lillian Rodrigues

Lillian Rodrigues 2018-19 Scholar 2017-18 Scholar
Akari Oya
Akari Oya
2016-17 Scholar
Gabriel Braboy
Gabriel Braboy 2016-17 Scholar