Foundation Scholarships

In the pursuit of higher education, finances prove to be a difficult hurdle for many students. However, at Waubonsee Community College, scholarships offered through the Waubonsee Foundation offer assistance to students unsure of how to balance the cost of college with their academic and professional dreams. 

By completing one online application, now open for the 2024-2025 academic year, eligible applicants will be considered for more than 160 scholarships, many with multiple awards ranging from $250 to $3,500. During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Waubonsee Foundation provided 364 scholarship awards totaling almost $363,000. 

To maximize one’s chance of receiving an award for the 2024-25 academic year, applications and supporting materials should be received by the Feb. 5 priority deadline. The final deadline for all scholarship applications is May 13. For more information and to apply, visit

The mission of the Waubonsee Community College Foundation is to cultivate philanthropic donors, to responsibly steward its assets and to equitably award scholarships to students to help them achieve their educational goals. Questions about the Foundation scholarship program should be directed to the Development Office at or by calling (630) 466-2316.

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