MERWIN
& VILLA
SPENCER SCHOLARSHIP.

THE MISSION

This Scholarship Fund was created by Lila Spencer Neilsen to honor her parents Merwin & Villa Spencer. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Murphysboro High School.

Merwin & Villa Spencer Scholarship

In honor of her parents, Lila Spencer Nielsen has established the Merwin and Villa Spencer Scholarship Fund.  Beginning in the spring of 2019, this fund will provide a 4 year scholarship for a college bound Murphysboro High School Students.

Villa Spencer, born in Alto Pass and raised in Murphysboro, was a kindergarten teacher at the Longfellow School in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.  Merwin Spencer was born in Oraville, IL in 1892 and died in 1970. He worked as a dispatcher and telegraph agent for the railroad.

DONATE NOW

The family honors the work of Merwin and Villa Spencer in their community through their support of a Murphysboro student.

 

Show your support by making your tax deductible donation to SICF.  Or mail your check to: SICF, PO Box 1772, Marion, IL 62959.

THESE ROOTS
ARE DEEP.

THE SICF STORY

We are bankers, administrators, community members, who are from Southern Illinois. Our families live and grow here and have for generations. This region means as much to us as it does to you. Let us help you grow your legacy to build
up the community that we all love.

LET’S GROW.

TOGETHER.

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation engages the people of our region in building a tradition of philanthropy. We are committed to creating an opportunity for donors to participate in local community development efforts to address the changing needs of our community through charitable giving.