College Scholarships for Teens and Adults

The Y is accepting applications for three scholarship awards.

Antonio Little Teen Leadership Award

The Antonio Little Teen Leadership Award is an award provided to a young individual between the ages of 16 and 19 who has actively participated and demonstrated leadership in one or more extra-curricular activitie(s) or is taking an active roll to improve the overall health of the Rockford community. We will award two winners this year at the YMCA Community Dinner on March 5. One RPS 205 student will receive a $1,500 scholarship through the Antonio Little Memorial Scholarship Fund and a second student from any area school will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The deadline to apply is February 1. Click here to learn more and apply.

Judson University Scholarship

The YMCA of Rock River Valley and Judson University will announce the recipient of a two-year, fully-funded college scholarship at the YMCA Community Dinner. Scholarships will pay for two years in the adult professional program on the Rockford campus, toward an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, provided your academic qualifications allow you admission to the University. 

This 2020 scholarship will allow enrollment in the fall semester with classes starting on or around August 1. You can view degree programs and qualifications at

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is February 1, 2020. Click here to learn more and apply.