CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation CSBG Scholarship

May 31, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The CSBG Scholarship is designed, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to provide financial assistance to income eligible persons to attend college (income eligibility guidelines included in this application packet). Each scholarship awarded will be for a minimum of $1,100.00.

How The CSBG Scholarship May be Used

Scholarships will go toward providing formal education or occupational training in an accredited Illinois educational institution to CSBG eligible clients, with consideration given to study in high technology areas or other growth occupations.

Education and training made possible through the scholarships include either post-secondary education (Associates, Bachelors, or Masters) or general education to achieve short-term training (2 years or less) in growth occupation skills.


All applicants must be enrolled, or intend to enroll, as a full-time student for the coming Fall semester in an Illinois accredited college. Full time is considered 12 hours or more.

This is a competitive scholarship based on income and the interview process. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply. All eligible candidates will be interviewed and recognized at our Annual Banquet in August.

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