November 16, 2022



YWCA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Rockford, IL  (November 16, 2022) – YWCA Northwestern Illinois is now accepting applications for the Bright Future Scholarship and La Voz Latina Scholarship. Scholarship winners will be announced March 1, 2023. Applications are available at

Bright Future Scholarship

YWCA will present a $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 are working/attending school in the YWCA Northwestern Illinois service areas of 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 $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a male or female high school senior of Hispanic/Latino descent, residing 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.

Scholarship deadline is January 20, 2023.


To Apply go to:


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