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TCOC will offer scholarships

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:57 p.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS — At least 15 scholarships will be awarded by Tri-County Opportunities Council to income eligible students residing in Tri-County Opportunities Council’s service area.

The scholarships are each worth up to $1,500, and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through its Community Services Block Grant.

In making the announcement of this year’s scholarship program, Terri Lawrence, Tri-County’s president/CEO, stated that preference will be given to students wishing to pursue high demand careers or other growth occupations, although this, in itself, should not discourage otherwise interested persons from applying. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well as previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply. Applicants or racial or ethnic minorities, as well as previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the following criteria must be met: The applicants must be a member of an income eligible family; they must be planning to attend an accredited Illinois post-secondary educational institution during the fall of 2013. (Awards will be pro-rated for less than full-time status); and they must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside counties. Further information and application forms may be obtained from: Tri-County Opportunities Council 405 Emmons Avenue Rock Falls, IL 61071 or online at www.tcochelps.com. The deadline for applying is Friday.

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