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Scholarships available at Community Action

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May 14, 2012]  Community Action is accepting applications for $1,000 Community Services Block Grant scholarships. The CSBG scholarships, offered in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, are designed to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged individuals of high academic attainment or potential. Scholarships will go toward providing formal education or occupational training in an accredited Illinois educational institution to CSBG-eligible clients.

To be considered, applicants must be income-eligible and reside in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard or Piatt counties, and must be enrolled or accepted at an Illinois accredited higher educational or occupational training institute.

Applications will be accepted through June 15. Interested applicants should visit their local Community Action office or contact Kathy Shepherd, community services director, at 1-877-588-7189, ext. 246, for details.

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a not-for-profit organization serving low-income and senior populations in six central Illinois counties. To find out more about the services offered, visit For updates, like the agency on Facebook.

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