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Linda Thurm Scholarship

​Awarded to Rock Falls high school seniors pursuing college.  Valued $200-$500.

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Linda Thurm, past president of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, led this organization for 22 years, retiring in 2004. She was known for her civic pride and countless hours of service to her community, including co-creation of the popular Hometown Holidays, establishment of the Farmer’s Market, re-invention of the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, and initiation of county-wide tourism efforts which led to the eventual organization of the Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mrs. Thurm was a strong advocate for partnering with many organizations in behalf of making Rock Falls a better place to live, work and play. In honor of her exemplary model of community service, this scholarship is dedicated to Linda.


Deadline:  April 15th, 4pm

  • Must be a resident of Rock Falls

  • Must be a high school student; senior in attendance at Rock Falls High School or private school.  Priority is given to seniors.

  • Demonstrates history of community service



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