Application Information

Applicants eligible to apply for a Mellinger Scholarship must be an undergraduate student and live in one of the following Illinois counties: Warren, Henderson, Knox, Mercer, Fulton or McDonough.

Applications can only be downloaded/requested and submitted between February 1st and May 1st of each year.

If you are currently receiving a Mellinger Scholarship, DO NOT REAPPLY. You will automatically receive a renewal form mid-May each year about the renewal of your present scholarship.

Applications received from outside our geographic area or our application period of February 1st to May 1st will NOT be considered.

Please refer to the FAQs page for additional information regarding the completion of your application.



 Obtaining an Application (New Applicants Only)

IF ALREADY RECEIVING A MELLINGER SCHOLARSHIP, DO NOT DOWNLOAD! Please navigate to the scholarship renewal page.

Note: This link is only available February 1st through May 1st of each year.

How to Apply:

Method 1:

1. Download Application Form

2. Fill Out Application Form

3. Upload The Completed Application Form In the Application Submission Area

4. Upload Supporting Documents In the Application Submission Area As Soon As They Become Available

5. Click Submit. Applications can also be dropped off or mailed to our office

Method 2:

1. Download Application Form

2. Fill Out Application Form

3. Mail The Completed Application Form Along with Supporting Documents to the Mellinger Foundation at

1025 East Broadway Monmouth, Illinois 61462

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