The IEF Signature Scholarship combines “last-dollar” financial assistance along with a full set of academic support services-including mandatory mentoring, tutoring, and academic advising to empower more Illinois community college students to achieve their degrees and reach their full potential.
The IEF Signature Scholarship provides financial assistance in two ways. Through a “last-dollar” tuition assistance scholarship, which provides for any costs not covered by a student’s financial aid and through a need-based stipend of up to $750 per semester to use on any ancillary costs associated with school.
IEF Scholars benefit from financial, academic, and professional development opportunities including:
• a mentor and monthly professional development workshops;
• intensive academic advising;
• free one-on-one tutoring in any academic subject;
• tuition assistance and a stipend to defray the cost of books, uniforms, and transportation.
• Graduating high school seniors enrolling in community college for fall 2011, current community college students or returning adult students with a 2.0 GPA;
• Applicants should be pursuing their first degree/certificate at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago (Malcolm X, Richard J. Daley, Harold Washington, Olive-Harvey, Kennedy-King, Wright, or Truman), Prairie State College or South Suburban College and enrolled as a full-time student;
• Applicants should be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents eligible for federal and state financial aid and demonstrate proof of filing the FAFSA;
• Applicants should be highly motivated and committed to their own academic and professional success.
Potential scholars must complete and submit their applications online.
Applications are now available. All materials are due April 15th, 2011.
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