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Apply for a Scholarship

The Moline Foundation has $61,000 in scholarships available.


The application process is open from November 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023.

The military application process is open from November 11, 2022, through February 28, 2022.




Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for

Veterans Chapter 299



You will compete for all scholarships. What you qualify for will depend on your application. For a complete list of scholarships, click HERE.


Information required:

  • General Information:

    • Name

    • Address

    • Gender

    • Phone number

    • Email

    • Parents/Guardian information

  • School Information:

    • Current and planned school

    • Status

    • Area of Study

    • Job Expectations

  • Academics and Activities:

    • Grade Point Average based on a 4.0 Scale

    • GPA Improvement

    • Transcript

    • Extracurricular activities

    • Jobs

    • Volunteering/Community Impact.

  • Essay:

    • Why are you entering your chosen field of study? Limit to 250 words.

  • Reference:

    • Request one letter of recommendation from someone who is not a family member. (Teacher, Counselor, Coach, or Employer)

    • You must have the recommender’s email address for your request & be sure they can upload a PDF.

  • Optional Financial:

    • There are no EFC restrictions on our need-based scholarships - any eligible student may apply, regardless of their EFC, as determined by FAFSA.

    • Attach the first two pages of the FAFSA form with your name and EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

    • Recommendation:  Apply for your FASFA at least one week before submitting your application. Talk with your school counselor for more information. 


School/Residency Requirements

  • Illinois Quad City Metro High School Senior

  • Black Hawk College student who lives within Moline-Coal Valley School District 40 boundaries

  • Junior or senior in college in the Fall of 2022 and a current resident of Rock Island County

  • Western Illinois Resident involved with Agriculture.


For Veterans

Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for Veterans Chapter 299.

The application process is open from November 11, 2022, through February 28, 2023.

To qualify, you must:

  • Have 180 days of active service

  • You are a resident in one of the following counties:  Warren, Henderson, Henry, McDonough, Mercer or Rock Island in Illinois, and Scott County in Iowa.

  • Attend an educational institution in one of the above counties.

Please call Susan Zelnio at 309 581.2974 or email szelnio@molinefoundation.org for any assistance you may need to apply.


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