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Dorothy Looser-Flake and Roberta Looser Scholarship


The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation was created by the estate of Dorothy Looser-Flake and Roberta Looser who were born and raised on a farm near New Boston Township, Illinois. The sisters each were elementary school teachers in Mercer County as well Rock Island public schools and established their foundation to recognize their dedicated careers in education as well their upbringing in Mercer County. The mission of the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation is to advance economic development and further cultural and educational opportunities in Mercer County, Illinois, with a particular focus on New Boston Township.

  • GPA, ACT, Year in School: Minimum GPA 2.5, Undergraduate student
  • Major, Other Requirements: Any major, but a preference for Education or Agriculture majors and minors
  • Resident of Mercer County, Illinois who enrolls full time at either WIU campus
  • Demonstrated community service to Mercer County, especially New Boston Township with a preference for those who plan to reside in Mercer County after degree attainment
  • Highest priority – based on financial need (FAFSA)
  • Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2021 at 4:00pm.
  • Award Amount: Variable
  • Apply to/Contact Information: Applications available at

Doris & Victor Day Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Spring 2021

Western Illinois University has been awarded funds through the Doris and Victor Day Foundation to assist students meeting the criteria listed below in successfully completing their WIU college courses at WIU-Quad Cities for the Spring 2021 Semester. Our objective is to provide aid to as many qualified applicants as possible. To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Undergraduate at WIU-Quad Cities and be officially listed as a major in one of the approved undergraduate degree programs.

2. Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

3. Provide an ESSAY of not more than 1,000 words which demonstrates all three of the following criteria:

a. The factors contributing to your needs for funds.

b. Your pursuit of funds to meet those needs.

c. Non-financial reasons you are deserving of this award.

4. Create a separate Statement of Income and Expenses and attach it to the Application. See example

5. Provide three Letters of Support (one must be a college professor).

Deadline for submission: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Building C, Student Services Desk, Quad Cities Complex. No applications will be accepted after 4:00 PM.

Applications may be picked up at the Student Services Desk, Quad Cities Complex, Building C.

You can also download the Undergraduate Scholarship application form.

For additional information, contact Curtis Williams (309)762-3999 x62236.

By the Moline Foundation: Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for Veterans Chap. 299

Designed for veterans with more than 180 days of active service and residence in one of the seven counties served by The Moline Foundation (Warren, Henderson, Henry, McDonough, Mercer or Rock Island in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa), the 2021 will be three scholarships for up to $1,500. The winners must attend an accredited college, university, or trade/technical school or recognized apprenticeship within the seven-county area (listed above) for a minimum of six hours or more of credit per semester. Must be used for approved items not covered by any other financial assistance. To apply go to: Deadline is February 28, 2021.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Quad Cities Chapter 299 mission is to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all veterans of the Vietnam War Era. With all veterans qualifying for the scholarship, Chapter members honors and remembers our brothers/sisters and their service and sacrifice for our country.

By the Moline Foundation: Ina Duncan Banks Scholarship

Awarded to a female who will be in her junior or senior year of college by Fall 2021 and is a resident of Rock Island County. Can be a current community college student. The scholarship will be awarded to one person for $1,000. Applicants must show academic achievement, community service involvement, and to some extent, financial need

By the Moline Foundation: Clement T. Hanson Scholarship

Will be awarded to up to four people, for 4 years, and a total up to $6,000. $750 is paid out for each semester winners are working towards a bachelor’s degree. The student must have at least a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA and show some financial need.

By the Moline Foundation: Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship

is for one year and $1,000 total. The student must have a 3.5 out of 4.0 GPA and show some financial need. Preference given to student with activities in art, music or writing.

To apply for these Moline Foundation scholarships, go to for the application link. For more information, contact Susan Zelnio at 309.581.2974 or

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