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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

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.

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