Promoting quality education, leadership, and support for the Districts of Boone and Winnebago County

Richard L. Fairgrieves Memorial Scholarship

The Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education is administering the 6th Annual (non-renewable) Richard Fairgrieves Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to one qualified Boone County high school senior and one Winnebago County high school senior.

To be eligible, the student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA. The student must show an interest to further their concentration of study in science leading to an associate and/or bachelor degree.

Awards are granted on the basis of school involvement, participation, leadership, satisfactory academic progress and good moral character. In addition, applications will be judged on neatness, grammar, and spelling.

$1000.00 will be awarded in the winning students' name to the school of their choice.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

Application forms below:


Applicant information

Counselor Form


Completed applications must be dropped off or mailed to:

The Regional Office of Education, 300 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111

*Not awarded to students attending trade or vocational schools