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Community Action Partnership taking CSBG scholarship applications

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[April 11, 2009]  Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois will provide scholarships to income-eligible individuals of high academic merit or potential. The Department of Commerce and Economic Development has made funds available for these scholarships.

To apply for the scholarships, you must meet and fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Reside in one of the six counties served by the Community Action Partnership: DeWitt, Fulton, Mason, Menard, Piatt and Logan. If you are a full-time student out-of-county, you can still apply as long as your permanent address when not in school is within the county.

  2. A survey must be filled out in the county where you live. The survey includes family income for the previous year and Social Security cards for everyone in the household.

  1. Proof of high school diploma, transcript of grades, GED certificate or SAT/ACT scores.

  2. Letter of reference from last school attended.

  3. Letter of acceptance from Illinois school or training institute you plan to attend.

  4. An autobiographical sketch, including a brief personal history, hobbies, interests, career goals, educational objectives and how the scholarship will be used.

  5. One personal reference should be submitted.

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Applicants must have all information delivered to Community Action no later than May 18 at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please stop by the office at 1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln or call the office at 217-732-2159, ext. 225, and ask for Cyndi Campbell.

Community Action serves the low-income and senior populations of six counties in central Illinois. For more information, visit

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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