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[March 31, 2010]  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 for these scholarships available from the Community Services Block Grant.

To apply for these scholarships, applicants must meet and fulfill the following requirements:
  1. Reside in one of the six counties the Community Action Partnership serves: DeWitt, Fulton, Mason, Menard, Piatt and Logan. If you are a full-time student outside the county, you can still apply as long as your permanent address when not in school is within the county.

  2. Fill out a survey in the county where you live. Information needed for the survey includes family income for the previous year and Social Security cards for everyone in the household.

  3. Provide proof of high school diploma, transcript of grades, GED certificate or SAT/ACT scores.

  4. Have a letter of reference from last school attended.

  5. Have a letter of acceptance from Illinois school or training institute you plan to attend.

  6. Submit an autobiographical sketch, which includes a brief personal history, hobbies, interests, career goals, educational objectives and how the scholarship will be used.

  7. Submit one personal reference.

Applicants must have all information delivered to Community Action's offices no later than May 17, by 3 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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