Rockford, IL – YWCA Northwestern Illinois will begin accepting applications for the Bright Future and La Voz Latina Scholarships on November 8, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in March 2022. Applications are available at

Bright Future Scholarship

YWCA will present $1,500 Bright Future scholarship to a female high school senior demonstrating the leadership characteristics and potential to affect positive change. Applicants must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA and complete application requirements, including a signature from their guidance counselor. Eligible individuals live in and are working/attending school in Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, and Jo Daviess counties.

YWCA La Voz Latina Scholarship

YWCA Northwestern Illinois is honored to be able to continue the La Voz Latina Scholarship, funded through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. This scholarship has grown and two will be awarded in the amount of $1670 each to a male or female high school senior of Hispanic/Latino descent, residing and attending school in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson or Jo Daviess Counties. Eligibility includes classification as a graduating senior by the time award is granted and enrollment at an accredited college or university in order to receive funds.


Please download the scholarship application to review eligibility and requirement criteria.



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Please contact YWCA Northwest Illinois office of Marketing and Fund Development for further information, 815-316-6126.