Community Services Block Grant scholarships are funded through a Community Services Block Grant and will now be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged students who enroll in college so that they may further their education. The applicant needs to be a permanent DeKalb County resident who is attending an Illinois school. The scholarship is awarded for the fall and spring semesters of a school year.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria.
Be a permanent resident of DeKalb County.
Be a member of a family whose gross income does not exceed 125% of the poverty level. The income is based on the last 90 days. (Income Guidelines are attached).
Be of high academic potential and have a class rank and an ACT score at levels acceptable to the institution to which you are applying.
Be accepted at an accredited Illinois 2 or 4 year institution for an undergraduate degree.
Only C.N.A., C.M.A. or other growth area certificates are acceptable and must be from a Community College.
If receiving other Financial Aid, CSBG Scholarship will not be awarded if Financial Aid covers the entire cost of tuition, books, fees, and room and board (if in student housing).
The application process consists of four parts.
Two letters of Recommendation
Income documentation for the past three months. This includes check stubs from employment, proof of child support received, Social Security benefits award letter, pensions, TANF verification, unemployment, Township General Assistance, and any other income received.
Interview with a DeKalb County Community Services Family Support Specialist to discuss application and educational goals.
2014-2015 Scholarship Application .pdf (when applicable)
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