Illinois Valley Community College Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established in memory of Trevor Melvin Wehner. He was a 2015 graduate of Serena High School and a 2017 graduate of Illinois Valley Community College with an Associates of Science and an Associates of Arts. While in attendance at IVCC, he played on the IVCC baseball team. Trevor received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University in 2019. Unfortunately, it was awarded posthumously. Trevor’s life was tragically taken on his first day working as an intern at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois. Trevor’s family is awarding this scholarship to two deserving students so they may achieve their goals and realize their potential.


Scholarship applications, letters of recommendation, and essays are to be completed in full by February 10th, 2023

Award Components:  

  • Two (2) $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid during the month of August 2023- directly to the college, not the student. The scholarship funds will be issued to the college upon receiving a certificate of enrollment for the fall semester, which includes the Student ID number and Financial Aid Office address. 

Criteria: The preferred candidate will:

  • Have a preferred 3.25 GPA.
  • Be registered at Illinois Valley Community College.
  • Have significant involvement in school and community activities.
  • Answer both essays questions with a minimum of 500 words. 
  • Submit a completed scholarship application.

Essay Questions: 

Please attach your essay answer, minimum 500 words, on a separate piece of paper. Typed and double spaced, font style–Times New Roman, Font size–12, All margins– 1 inch

  • How has your family background affected the way you see the world?

How to apply:

  • Contact the IVCC Director of Community Relations and Development to apply.