All grants awarded by the Mellinger Foundation are made in memory of Edward Arthur Mellinger, Inez Mellinger Hensleigh, and Oliver M. Hensleigh, through whose generosity the Foundation was established.
Applications are accepted by the Foundation during the period of February 1 to May 1 only. Applications postmarked after May 1 will not be considered. Review of applications takes place in June, followed by announcements of grants in July. If you are currently receiving a Mellinger Scholarship, it is not necessary to reapply. You will automatically receive information in May about renewal of your present scholarship.
At present, the Foundation considers only applicants who reside in six western Illinois counties, although they may attend any accredited institution within the United States.
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Scholarship grants are renewable annually for the balance of the additional years of a four-year college educational program, so long as the recipient is maintaining satisfactory process toward obtaining his or her degree or diploma.
Scholarships may be awarded to students in either junior or senior colleges, or to students with no degree who attend diploma schools of nursing. Consideration may also be given to students who attend accredited vocational schools.
The policy of annual grant renewal means that only about one fourth of the funds disbursed by the Foundation each year is available to new applicants.
Generally, less than 300 applicants for new scholarships will receive grants
To apply for aid from the Foundation, first request an application. Complete the application, being sure to provide all required information, and return it by mail to the Foundation. Please remember that applications are accepted only from February 1 to May 1. Announcements of awards are made in July. If you are currently receiving a Mellinger Scholarship, it is not necessary to reapply. You will automatically receive information in May about renewal of your present scholarship.