Scholarship News: Peoria Citizens Committee For Economic Opportunity p CSBG Program

May 8, 2018

The following is the eligibility criteria for applicants interested in applying for Community Action Scholarship funds for 2018.  Applicants must have their completed Scholarship Application along with all of the required attachments turned into Community Action Agency by June 8, 2018.

  1. Applicant(s) must be income eligible under DCEO/CSBG income eligibility guidelines;
  2. Applicant(s) must be a resident of Peoria County;
  3. Funds must be used to secure formal or occupational training at an educational institution accredited in the State of Illinois;
  4. Applicant(s) must be pursuing short-term training (2 years or less) in occupational skills, general post-secondary education or in exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to applicant for general education
  5. Applicant(s) must have demonstrated positive community/school involvement;
  6. Students applying for a scholarship who have completed one year of college education or training must have a 2.5 grade point average.  Please provide an official college transcript.

NOTE:  All eligible applicants will be interviewed prior to scholarships being awarded.

For an application go to the Office of Financial Assistance, Room 100 Swords Hall.