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Tri-County Opportunities Council offers scholarships

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:09 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS — The Tri-County Opportunities Council will offer at least 12 scholarships to income eligible students residing in the Tri-County Opportunities Council service area. The scholarships are each worth up to $1,250 and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic opportunity through its Community Services Block Grant.

Preference for the scholarships will be given to students wishing to pursue high demand careers or other growth occupations. Applicants of racial or ethnic minorities as well as previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for a scholarhips, a student must meet the following criteria: the applicant 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 2014; and they must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside counties.

The deadline for applying is April 18.

For more information or to obtain an application form, visit the Tri-County Opportunities Council at 405 Emmons Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 or online at www.tcochelps.com.

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