The CSBG Scholarship is designed, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged persons. Scholarships will go toward providing formal education or occupational training in an accredited Illinois educational institution to CSBG eligible clients, with particular consideration given to study in high technology areas or other growth occupations. Education and training made possible through the scholarships include either general education to achieve short-term training (2 years or less) in growth occupation skills, or post-secondary education.
This is a competitive scholarship based on merit, not solely on financial need. Income Eligibility Guidelines: 125 percent poverty level based on family size and past 90 day income level: one, $3,712.50; two, $5,006.25; three, $6,300.00; four, $7,593.75; five, $7,887.50; six, $10,181.25. Application instructions: -Complete the application. Be sure to include the essay separately -Include entire household income for the past 90 days for anyone related to the applicant and living at the same address as the applicant -Include two (2) personal and/or academic letters of recommendations from unrelated individuals -Provide proof of residency in one of the (7) seven counties served by C.E.F.S. Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Christian, or Montgomery -Request your high school or college transcripts to be mailed