Scholarship application time opens
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[FEB. 5, 2007]
FORSYTH -- It is once again the time of year
for students to apply for the Illinois General Assembly
scholarships, according to state Rep. Bill Mitchell, 87th District.
"Every year I am able to give eight lucky students
the opportunity to receive a one-year scholarship to the Illinois
public university of their choice," said Mitchell.
Mitchell has a panel of educators review the
applications and select the most deserving eight students to receive
the scholarships. To be eligible as a recipient of a scholarship,
the student must reside within the 87th District, which consists of
parts of Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Sangamon, Logan
and Tazewell counties. A student also has to be accepted to a state
university as a full-time student. As part of the qualification
criteria the student must have demonstrated activity in public and
civic community affairs, as well as be able to show a relative need
for the scholarship.
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"These scholarships are a great opportunity for the
students of the district, to help reduce the ever-rising cost
earning a college degree," said Mitchell. "The goal of this program
is to give students who otherwise may not be able to attend college
this valuable opportunity."
Students can acquire their applications from their
high school guidance counselors or from Mitchell's district office,
332 W. Marion, Suite N1, Forsyth, IL 62535; or by phone at
217-876-1968 or toll-free at 1-866-811-1968. Applications are due by
April 2 and must be returned to Mitchell's district office.
Notification of the scholarship recipients should be approximately
(Text copied from file received from
Rep. Bill Mitchell)