How to Give

Help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

Making an impact is our mission

Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imagination and enlightens lives through learning. The Waubonsee Foundation strengthens this vision by providing opportunities for all citizens in our community to have access to a quality education. The Waubonsee Community College Foundation was chartered in 1978 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, nonprofit organization.


Waubonsee Community College Students

Each year, the Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for deserving area students. The Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 355 scholarships totaling over $343,500 to 311 recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Foundation Scholarship Application - for use during the 2023-2024 academic year - will be available November 1, 2022. Scholarship deadlines vary. Please refer to the deadline dates posted in the scholarship application portal.

Other Scholarships
Many other scholarship opportunities are available to Waubonsee students. Explore the options and learn more about individual scholarships.

Emergency Needs Fund


The Emergency Needs Fund is sponsored by Waubonsee Community College Foundation to provide short-term assistance to keep students in school impacted by an immediate, unexpected, or unusual financial constraint (such as injury, death, catastrophe, food insecurity, housing insecurity, unexpected losses) and not to assist with long-term challenges.

View the program details and complete the Intake Form to see if you qualify for assistance.

Foundation Events

Whether celebrating partnerships across the communities we serve, honoring donors and recipients or raising valuable dollars to expand our scholarship program, the Foundation hosts a number of events each year in support of Waubonsee students.

5K Trail Race Fundraiser
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5K Trail Race Fundraiser supporting the Waubonsee Foundation Scholarship Program.

Annual Golf Outing
Waubonsee Community College Annual Golf Outing

A single round of golf makes a difference for our students and tees up success.

Scholarship Fest
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We are delighted to host this annual reception where our scholarship recipients and Foundation contributors can meet and learn more about one another.

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Donor Recognition

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation seeks to recognize the generous contributions it has received across all levels of the Lifetime Giving, Acorns to Oaks​, and Vermillion and Gold Societies, as well as the Donor Honor Roll.

Sugar Grove Exterior Student Center

Meet our Foundation Board

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community members from the college district, a board of trustees liaison, the president of the college, the executive director of the Foundation, a treasurer and several college administrators who are ex-officio members.

Their tireless service has enabled us to shape the past, present and future support of so many Waubonsee students.

Support us with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way you can support the Waubonsee Community College Foundation and help provide scholarships for deserving area students – every time you shop and at no additional cost to you.

You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with an added bonus: Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Foundation.

  1. Simply go to on your computer or mobile device
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  3. Every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation of 0.5% of the purchase price

Distinguished Alumnus & Contributor Awards

Each year Waubonsee presents an award to a Distinguished Contributor and a Distinguished Alumnus.

Learn more about each award, view past recipients, and submit a nomination below.


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Development Office
Sugar Grove Campus
Dickson Center, 2nd Floor
(630) 466-2316