Tracey Kreipe, Executive Director for Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation has announced that its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will award scholarships of up to $1000 to five income eligible residents of Macoupin, Jersey, Greene, and Calhoun Counties.
The CSBG scholarships are open to income eligible residents, who desire to further their education at an Illinois accredited two-year community college, or four year college or university. All applicants must be enrolled, or intend to enroll, as a full-time student taking 12 hours or more for the fall 2018 semester. This is a competitive scholarship and is not based solely on economic need.
Anyone interested in applying for the CSBG Scholarships should contact the IVEDC Office in their county. Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2018. Applications and further information are available from your county CSBG Outreach Staff. In Macoupin County, please call 217-839-4431; Jersey County 618-498-9521; Greene County 217-942-6824 and Calhoun County 618-276-2218.