IV Leads establishes Scholarship for the Trades in conjunction with IVCC Foundation

Scholarship will be awarded in fall 2022 in the amount of $1,000

The Illinois Valley Leads Group and its foundation has established a second scholarship with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation.

The annual IV Leads Scholarship for the Trades is open to students aged 22 through 40 in career and technical education programs such as automotive technology, computer aided engineering and design, electronics, electricity, heating ventilation and air-conditioning, manufacturing and welding.

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said the group is excited to offer this scholarship to those furthering their education in common trade fields.

“We are delighted to again partner with IV Leads Group and their Foundation to support adult students,” Corcoran said. “This award will provide much needed support to students pursuing high-demand technical careers.”

The scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in the Fall of 2022 in the amount of $1,000. In May of 2021, IV Leads created its first award, the annual IV Leads Young Professionals Scholarship.

IV Leads Group was founded in 2016 and serves young professionals aged 22 to 45 looking to enhance their leadership abilities. The group focuses on leadership education and development skills.

The deadline to apply for the newly-created scholarship is 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Applications can be found at www.ivcc.edu/scholarships.