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Rising Star Scholarship

Rising Star Scholarship

The Rising Star Scholarship was established by a generous donor, Ethel McConnell, who cherished her career as an elementary education teacher for many years throughout LaSalle County. This $5000 Scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate or recent graduate who will pursue a career in Elementary Education at Illinois State University.


Financial donations may also be mailed or made in person at our office 241 Marquette St, LaSalle, IL 61301. If you prefer to make a financial contribution by mail, please make your check payable to SRCCF. For more information about the Rising Star Scholarship, please contact (815)252-2906.


We are pleased to award the 2023 Rising Star Scholarship to Maggie McDonald of Seneca. Maggie will be attending Illinois State University to study Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education and to obtain certification in each area of study. Maggie notes that her mother has been one of her biggest influences, as her mom has served as an educator teaching kindergarten through second grade. Maggie is the daughter of Mark and Carrie McDonald.

Committed to you and your future.

Community foundations exist to meet the philanthropic needs of the community and the philanthropic desires of local donors. When we connect those two, wonderful things happen to enhance the quality of life for all of us.​

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