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  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship: The D.A.R.E. vision is a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others, choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behavior. 


  • Ina Duncan Banks Memorial Scholarship: Providing funds to a Rock Island County female resident with two years of undergraduate work completed.  All who knew her were impressed with Ina’s professionalism, courage and humanity.

  • Jack Dye Scholarship: Jack Dye was a well-known teacher in Moline and Aledo, IL. He coached basketball, golf and tennis. He enjoyed the daily challenge of engaging students in timely discussions about the social sciences.

  • Clement T. Hanson Scholarship: Clement T. Hanson was a Moline businessman and community leader.  He was widely respected for his exemplary business ethics and a visionary executive in human rights and participative management in corporate life.

  • Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship: Providing funds to a female student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or medicine, Mrs. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years, she had always wanted females to believe that the field of science was for them not just for men!

  • Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Mac loved his students, loved teaching and coaching, and most of all, loved living in Moline. This scholarship honors his desire to help young people pursue education and become productive members of their community.

  • Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship: The MHS Class of 1959 Fund assists, encourages and benefits deserving students who are interested in self-improvement and further learning, to become more productive and contributing citizens.

  • Chapman Family Scholarship: The Chapman Family Scholarship is devoted to supporting worthy Rock Island High School graduates on their life's journey, allowing them to be self-sustaining and to contribute to society.

  • Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship: The MHS Class of ’65 Fund selects MHS graduates who seek to better themselves and to contribute to society.


  • Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Fund Scholarship: Kiwanis seeks to encourage young people to reach out to the wider community and provide volunteer service. 

  • Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship: Doug Reynolds recognized the need for education and a prosperous community with a high quality of life. He worked as part of the East Moline Rotary as an agent promoting community change.

  • Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship: The Sherard Academic Foundation and the Alan Holdsworth Scholarships encourage students to continue their education past high school.

  • Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship: Hazel F. Van Arsdale strongly believed in the importance of music. She taught music in elementary and secondary education for 36 years.  She ensured all her students knew every verse of our patriotic hymns.

  • Chris “Spey” VanSpeybroeck Memorial Scholarship: Chris VanSpeybroeck died of meningitis at the young age of 21.  The Chris "SPEY" VanSpeybroeck Memorial Fund’s mission is to educate families and others about bacterial meningitis and preventative approaches to the disease. 

  • Maggie Webb Scholarship: Maggie Webb, died December 2007 in a mass shooting. She graduated from Moline High School in 2001 having been involved in many high school activities including Contemporaries, girls' basketball, and Dad's Club softball. 

  • Lee Womack Scholarship: Lee Womack’s first love was teaching and talking to the students about life. He always said, "You can do anything you want to do, but good things don't come easily. To do it right, you have to work hard."

  • Stan Woods Scholarship: Stan Woods was a teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students spanning 38 years. His enthusiasm for life,  love for learning, and a genuine compassion for students were a part of Stan's daily life at Moline High School.

  • Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship: Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School, was involved in tennis and basketball.  His philanthropic spirit led him to donate blood, work at the hospital after school, and

      work at the Moline Public Library during the summer.


  • Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Assistance for Veterans Fund: If you are a Veteran and have been in active service for more than 180 days you can apply for this scholarship.

Do I qualify?

One or more of the following areas may apply to you:

Resident of: Coal Valley, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island, Sherrard

Graduating Student from the following high schools:

  • Alleman High School

  • Moline High School

  • Rock Island High School

  • Sherrard High School

  • United Township High School


  • Veteran in active service for more than 180 days


  • Rock Island County resident with 2 years completed college.


  • Currently attending college |Resident of Moline |Coal Valley


GPA: minimum of 2.0 out of 4.0


Plan: 2-year degree | 4-year degree | 2–4-year degree | Trade Apprenticeship

Activities and essay answers are required.

Financial information may be required.

If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact

Susan Zelnio!

Augustana College Rock Island, Illinois
Quad Cities Illinois
Alleman High School
Vietnam Veterans of America QC Chapter 299
Sherrard High School
Rock Island High School
Moline High School
United Township High School
Black Hawk College
University of Iowa
University of Illinois
St. Ambrose University
Black Hawk College
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