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Nest Egg Scholarship Program

Junior Board of Rock Island will award a scholarship to a qualifying individual in the amount of $5,000 to be distributed over 2 years. Disbursements will be distributed in the amount of $1,250 per semester, for a total of $2,500 per year for two years. Prospective candidates must be in good academic standing to receive second disbursement. Applications will be reviewed and all recipients will be notified by June 1 of the applying year.


  • Applicant must be an expecting parent or parent wanting to further their education,
  • Woman or man,
  • Grade Level Requirement:  Must have ability to be accepted into an accredited college or trade school,
  • Residence Requirement:  Must be a resident of Rock Island County, IL,
  • Citizenship: None,
  • May not be an immediate relative of any member of Junior Board of Rock Island, past or present.


  • 2 letters of recommendation from a non-family member,
  • Must be willing to speak at a JBRI meeting during period of scholarship,
  • All applications for fall enrollment must be received by April 24,, 2024.

General Information

  • All disbursements will be made directly to the institution upon receipt of bill,
  • Scholarship funds may be used toward tuition, books, or institutional fees.

To apply, please print off and complete this form and submit to or mail to JBRI, Attn: Treasurer, PO Box 6041, Rock Island, IL  61204.
You may also complete the form online below.

Apply Online

Applicant Information

Are you a citizen of the United States?

Are you a relative of any past or present member of The Junior Board of Rock Island?


Attended High School From:

Attended High School To:

Did you graduate or receive a GED?

Attended College From:

Attended College To:

Did you graduate?

Attended Trade School/Certification From:

Attended Trade School/Certification To:

Did you graduate?

Future Educational Goals

Please list the accredited college or certification program you plan to use this scholarship to attend and what your future education plans involve (May attach a separate sheet if necessary):

Nest Program Participation

Please list the dates you participated in The Junior Board of Rock Island's Nest Program?

Nest Program Participate From:

Nest Program Participate To:

As a requirement of this scholarship you will be required to attend a minimum of six 1 hour Nest sessions during your scholarship period as well as speak at a minimum of two Nest sessions during the same period.


Please list three references (teachers, counselors, employers) and attach 2 letters of recommendation to this application from references listed below.



Essay Requirement

On a separate document please answer the following questions in essay format:

  1. What are your future educational and career plans and how will this scholarship help you to meet those goals?
  2. How will being awarded this scholarship help you to provide a strong foundation for your children and family now and in the future?