Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln announces scholarship awards

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln recently announced 124 scholarship awards and scholarship renewals for 2023 totaling more than $290,000. These scholarships were made possible through charitable funds established at the Community Foundation by more than 35 individuals, families and organizations.

This year’s awards bring the cumulative scholarship distributions from the Community Foundation to more than $2 million over the past 19 years.

A highlight of the scholarship program is the Student of the Year Award. This is the ninth year that the Community Foundation assumed responsibility for the administration of the Sangamon County Student of the Year Award, made possible by funding from the Susan Cook House Educational Trust:

  • The second runner-up winners, who each received a $2,500 scholarship, are Mason Flatt of Glenwood High School and Allison Walters of Riverton High School.
  • The first runner-up winners, who each received a $5,000 scholarship, are Luke Hockenyos of Springfield High School and Alexis Willhite of Southeast High School.
  • Benjamin Warwick of Auburn High School was selected as the Student of the Year, which includes a $10,000 scholarship.

For more information concerning the scholarship program or establishing a scholarship fund, please call the Community Foundation at 217-789-4431. The next application season for students is scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2024, with applications due March 1, 2024. Scholarship criteria and information will be posted on the Community Foundation’s website,

To view the complete list of this year's scholarship recipients, go to:

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