The Moline Foundation Scholarships

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 for all citizens in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

You only need to fill out one form for all scholarships!

The following scholarships are available for the 2021 cycle:

  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Scholarship: The D.A.R.E. vision is a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behavior.
  • Ina Duncan Banks Memorial Scholarship: Providing funds to a Rock Island County female resident with two years of undergraduate work completed. Ina’s professionalism, courage and humanity impressed all who knew her.
  • Jack Dye Scholarship: Jack Dye was a well-known teacher in Moline and Aledo, IL coaching basketball, golf and tennis, and he enjoyed the daily challenge of engaging students in timely discussions about the social sciences.
  • Clement T. Hanson Scholarship: Clement T. Hanson was a Moline businessman and community leader. He was widely respected for his exemplary business ethics and a visionary executive in human rights and participative management in corporate life.
  • Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship: Providing funds to a female student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or medicine, Mrs. Hulse-DiIulio was a chemistry teacher at Moline High School for 36 years, she had always wanted females to believe that the field of science was for them not just for men!
  • Lee McAllister Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Mac loved his students, loved teaching and coaching, and most of all, loved living in Moline. This scholarship honors his desire to help young people pursue education and become productive members of their community.
  • Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship: The MHS Class of 1959 Fund assists, encourages and benefits deserving students who are interested in self-improvement and further learning, to become more productive and contributing citizens.
  • Moline High School 1962 Michael J. Warren Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Warren was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam during the war and his classmates have committed this scholarship fund to his memory. Their goal is to help other Moline students reach for their dreams and meet their potential just as Michael did.
  • Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship: The MHS Class of ’65 Fund selects MHS graduates who seek to better themselves and to contribute to society.
  • Moline Kiwanis Charitable Foundation Fund Scholarship: Kiwanis seeks to encourage young people to reach out to the wider community and provide volunteer service.
  • Doug Reynolds Rotary Scholarship: Doug Reynolds recognized the need for education and a prosperous community with a high quality of life and worked as part of the East Moline Rotary as an agent for community change.
  • Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship: The Sherard Academic Foundation and the Alan Holdsworth Scholarships encourage students to continue their education past high school.
  • Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship: Hazel F. Van Arsdale strongly believed in the importance of music in elementary and secondary education teaching for 36 years. She ensured all her students knew every verse of our patriotic hymns.
  • Chris “Spey” VanSpeybroeck Memorial Scholarship: Chris VanSpeybroeck died of meningitis at the young age of 21. The Chris “SPEY” VanSpeybroeck Memorial Fund’s mission is to educate families and others about bacterial meningitis and preventative approaches to the disease.
  • Maggie Webb Scholarship: Maggie Webb, who died December 2007 in a mass shooting, graduated from Moline High School in 2001 having been involved in many high school activities including Contemporaries, girls’ basketball, and Dad’s Club softball.
  • Lee Womack Scholarship: Lee Womack’s first love was teaching and talking to the students about life. He always said, “You can do anything you want to do, but good things don’t come easily. To do it right, you have to work hard.”
  • Stan Woods Scholarship: Stan Woods was a teacher, guidance counselor and dean of students in 38 years. His enthusiasm for life, his love for learning, and a genuine compassion for students were a part of Stan’s daily life at Moline High School.
  • Srikanth Yerra Memorial Scholarship: Srikanth Yerra, a 2005 graduate of Moline High School, was involved in tennis and basketball. His philanthropic spirit also led him to donate blood, work at the hospital in his hours after school, and work in the Moline Public Library during the summer.

If you have any difficulty with this process, please contact The Moline Foundation, Susan Zelnio, at (309-736-3800) or Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)