"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 district 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 have been accepted at a state university as a
full-time student. 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," said Mitchell. "I urge local students
living within my district to take advantage of this program and
apply for the scholarship."
Mitchell's legislative district includes parts of
Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Sangamon and Tazewell
Students can obtain applications through their
school guidance counselors or by calling Mitchell's district office
at 217-876-1968. Applications must be returned to Mitchell's office
at 332 W. Marion, Suite N1, Forsyth, IL. The deadline is April 1.
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