February 01, 2024
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
946 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
The Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship provides educational resources for Guilford High School students to pursue their dreams through higher education. Deborah Jean Rydberg was a coach, friend and mentor to the girls she coached in softball, basketball and volleyball at Guilford High School. Deb knew from an early age that she wanted to get a teaching degree, and she knew just how she was going to do it: “I’m going to college to be a teacher,” she told her parents. “And, I’m going on a scholarship.”ADVERTISEMENT
Applicant must: Be a female graduating senior from Guilford High School; Be involved in athletics; Have a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0; Plan on attending college; and Have a strong work ethic. A recommendation from a Guilford coach is encouraged but not required. Applicant must answer the essay prompt: "Taking into consideration the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate to receive it?" You may want to discuss your past academic or personal achievements, leadership skills, community and school involvement, or obstacles you’ve overcome.
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