Moline Foundation opens scholarship application period

Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation has announced that applications are being accepted for more than $61,000 in Fall 2023 Scholarships. 

In partnership with its donors, the foundation is offering $61,650 in scholarships 

The Moline Foundation has announced the acceptance of Fall 2023 Scholarships. General applications are now being accepted, with veterans’ applications open on Nov. 11. This year, $61,650 and 35 individual scholarships will be awarded. Additional information and links to the application can be found on

All types of post-secondary education scholarships are available—for certificate programs, apprenticeships which are not fully paid for, associates or bachelor’s degrees. Scholarships are available for not only high school seniors, but also for females who will have 48 credit hours complete at college by fall of 2023, and U.S. service veterans. If the academic program is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, a scholarship can be received. 

The deadline is Feb. 15, 2023, for general applications and Feb. 28, 2023, for veterans.   

“The Moline Foundation is excited to be offering three new scholarships, the Martin Ryan Scholarship for agricultural students: the Dennis Armstrong for the Moline High Bass Fish Club members, and the Ron Inskeep Scholarship for Moline High School baseball players.” states Paul Plagenz, president/CEO of The Moline Foundation. “We also encourage students who are pursuing careers not requiring a four-year degree but needing a post-secondary education, to apply for a scholarship.”  

Available scholarships include:

  • Chapman Family Scholarship
  • Chris “Spey” VanSpeybroeck Memorial Scholarship
  • Clement T. Hanson Scholarship
  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship
  • Dennis Armstrong Scholarship
  • Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship
  • Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship
  • Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship
  • Ina Duncan Banks Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Dye Scholarship
  • Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship
  • Lee Womack Scholarship
  • Maggie Webb Scholarship
  • Martin Ryan Agriculture Scholarship
  • Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship
  • Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship
  • Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Ron Inskeep Scholarship 
  • Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship
  • Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship
  • Stan Woods Scholarship
  • Vietnam Veterans Scholarship/Assistance for Veterans Chap. 299

For more information go to and look for the scholarship button.  If you have any difficulty with this process, please contact The Moline Foundation, Susan Zelnio, at 309.581.2974 or email

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

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