Spoon River College Foundation

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macomb, IL “Operation Generosity” Scholarship

(Application for McDonough County residents only)

Spoon River College (SRC) and the SRC Foundation offer a variety of scholarships to provide financial assistance and/or to recognize outstanding performance in academics, athletics, art/theatre, and career and technical interests.  To view, please visit our Scholarships page.

The SRC scholarship programs are intended to provide maximum benefit to students seeking to improve their skills through higher education.  These scholarships should be coordinated with Federal and State financial aid programs as well as outside private scholarships.  Awards are first applied to students’ SRC accounts.  Some awards are made after a semester begins.  To be eligible for renewable scholarships, students must re-apply.


Students will be eligible to be considered for the Operation Generosity Scholarship by completing the application form below and submitting the required FAFSA and transcriptWhile this scholarship is on a rolling basis with no deadline, funds are limited and finite, with fully-qualified applicants being awarded scholarships on a first-come-first-served basis.  Students who meet most, but not all, of the qualifications, may be put on a waiting list.  Applying and meeting the qualifications does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.

  • Meet the following requirements: Students must possess and maintain a minimum cumulative SRC GPA of 2.5.  (If the student has under 9 hours of SRC credit, student’s high school GPA will be the determining GPA.)
    • Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.5 but who have not taken college classes in five or more years may have this requirement waived provided that the applicant offers sufficient explanation for their previous academic performance.  Additionally, students who are currently enrolled after a gap of five or more years between sessions, and whose cumulative GPA has not yet risen to 2.5 or above, may also have this requirement waived as long as their current session GPA is 2.5 or greater.  Students who believe this situation may be applicable to them should apply, and a representative of SRC will follow up to collect written explanation. A student who receives a scholarship via this clause will be responsible for maintaining a current session GPA of 2.5 or greater in order to be eligible for future scholarship opportunities.
  • Though not explicitly required for this particular scholarship, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2023 – 2024 academic year. This helps to verify a student’s financial needs and objectively compare applicants’ need.
  • Submit with this application, or already have on file at SRC, an institution-verified copy of the most recent transcript (high school, GED, or college).
  • Complete the application form below. (Note: While SRC goes to great lengths to ensure electronic privacy, electronic submission of this application and all the information contained therein is at your own risk.)  Be sure to check the Affirmation/Acknowledgement boxes at the end.  This serves as a digital “signature” and affirmation of the application.  If you would prefer to submit a paper “hard copy” version of the application, please contact Foundation Director, Colin Davis.


  1. Students must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of McDonough County.
  2. Students should be pursuing a certificate program in career/technical education at SRC. Although a list of these programs can be found on the Career Programs page, only students who are seeking certificates in these programs are eligible for this scholarship. Students who are seeking associate’s degrees are not eligible for this scholarship.
    1. Particular preference is given to students enrolled in programs which do not qualify for financial aid.
  3. Students who are 25 years of age or older (non-traditional students) are especially encouraged to apply. However, younger students may be eligible if funds are not exhausted and there are not pending, qualifying applications from non-traditional students.
  4. Students must demonstrate financial need.


  • Students must remain in good standing at SRC.
  • FURTHER, TO RECEIVE FUNDING, STUDENTS WHO ARE AWARDED MUST SIGN AND RETURN THE ACCEPTANCE LETTER ALONG WITH A THANK YOU NOTE TO THE DONOR WHO MADE THEIR SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBLE. The Foundation will send information about the requirement to the recipient’s official address with scholarship decision. Failure to submit the letter will result in the loss of scholarship.
  • Finally, as the donor wishes to offer additional, non-financial support systems for the awarded students, the awardees’ contact information will be shared with the First Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ), Macomb, IL, the donor for this particular scholarship.

Civil Rights Notice

It is the policy of Spoon River College to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on protected criteria.  Students and employees are responsible for maintaining an educational environment free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and complying with all policies.  Spoon River College is committed to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of its operations and educational programs and activities.  Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation may be subject to resolution using the Civil Rights Complaint and Resolution Procedure listed in Spoon River College Policy 3.1.3, regardless of the status of the parties involved, whether members of the campus community, board of trustees, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, or staff.

Inquiries about this policy and procedure may be made internally by employees and students to:

Title IX/VII Coordinator:
Melissa Wilkinson
Dean of Student Services
23235 N. County Hwy 22
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: 309 649-6329
Email Missy Wilkinson
or Title IX Coordinator

Deputy Title IX/VII Coordinator:
Andrea Thomson
Human Resources Director
23235 N. County Hwy 22
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: 309 649-6209
Email Andrea Thompson
or Title IX Coordinator

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:
John Kurtz
Advisor/Disability Services and Probation
23235 N. County Hwy 22
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: 309 649-6268
Email John Kurtz

Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline, call: 800-421-3481
Facsimile: 202 453-6012
TDD: 877 521-2172
Email OCR
Office for Civil Rights website

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