Mitchell urges area students to apply for scholarships
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[FEB. 3, 2006]
FORSYTH -- Applications are available for
students interested in trying for an Illinois General Assembly
Scholarship, according to state Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth.
"Each year I am able to award eight one-year scholarships to local
students wishing to attend one of Illinois' public universities,"
said Mitchell. "Applications are now available through my office,
and I would like to invite all interested college-bound students to
apply for a scholarship."
Mitchell has a panel of educators who
review the applications, coordinate and direct the competition, and
select the awardees. To qualify for the scholarship, students must
reside in the 87th District and be accepted as a full-time student
at a state university. They must also have demonstrated activity in
public and civic affairs and demonstrate relative need among the
Students may apply for undergraduate or graduate-level work.
Students may apply any number of years they wish, but scholarships
cover one year only. If the scholarship recipient does not attend
the summer term, the summer portion of the scholarship may be waived
so that another recipient can be chosen for the summer allocation.
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"Earning a college degree is very expensive, and the costs
continue to rise," Mitchell said. "I urge local students living
within my district to take advantage of this program and apply for
Mitchell's legislative district includes parts of Christian,
DeWitt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Sangamon and Tazewell counties.
Students can obtain applications through their school guidance
counselors or by calling Mitchell's district office at 876-1968.
Applications must be returned to the office by April 3. The address
is 332 N. Marion, Suite N1, Forsyth, IL 62535.
[News release from
Rep. Bill Mitchell]