The Foundation offers scholarships to students seeking to advance their education. Each Scholarship Fund was created by members of the McHenry County community designated for a certain cause, school, or region.
Detailed scholarship information can be found within the application documents for each scholarship. Deadlines are in April for the following Fall semester.
Applications can be printed, completed, and submitted to:
The Community Foundation for McHenry County
630 N. Route 31, Suite 101
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Mariana Szczesny Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from any McHenry County school who demonstrate academic excellence and need for financial help.
Scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,000
TC Industries, Inc. Scholarship
Children of TC Industries, Inc. employees who exhibit exceptional academic performance and dedication.
Two 4-year scholarships of $1,000 per year
VAC Veterans Memorial Scholarship
High school graduate or graduating high school senior who is the child of active duty personnel, honorably discharged veterans of the United States military, National Guard and military reservists.
Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,000
Joe Carnes Scholarship
Students graduating from Crystal Lake South High School who demonstrate community involvement and academic interests related to those of Mr. Carnes.
Scholarship up to $1,000
Erling K. Nor Scholarship
Students graduating from Alden-Hebron High School District #19 who demonstrate community involvement and academic excellence, and are continuing to advance in their studies full time.
One 2-year scholarship of $5,000 per year
Lorna D. Rowland Scholarship
Female student graduating from Wauconda High School going on to study social sciences and/or social issues.
One scholarship of $1,000
Allen Family Scholarship
Students graduating from Rolling Meadows High School who demonstrate commitment to volunteer service in their community and financial need.
One scholarship of $500