RYAN M.
GORDON SCHOLARSHIP.

THE MISSION

This scholarship was established by Ryan Gordon, who grew up in Chester, Illinois and graduated high school in Murphysboro, IL. Ryan created this scholarship to encourage the youth of his “home towns” as they graduate high school and look to obtain business and finance skills in support of entrepreneurship.

Background

This scholarship was established by Ryan Gordon, who grew up in Chester, Illinois and graduated high school in Murphysboro, IL.  Ryan created this scholarship to encourage the youth of his “home towns” as they graduate high school and look to obtain business and finance skills in support of entrepreneurship.

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To Apply

Chester enter code: 139
Murphysboro enter code: 186

Eligibility

  • Chester High School or Murphysboro High School graduate, continuing education at college, university or technical institute

  • Student pursuing a degree in Business/Finance/Entrepreneurship focused

Requirements

  • Essay “What it means to be an entrepreneur, and what are my plans”
    2 pages, double spaced, font size 10 to 12

  • Grade Point Average of 2.50 and above

  • Listing of

    • Academic Awards/Honors

    • Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Clubs/Societies/Organizations

  • Describe community involvement, services performed and civic participation

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.