12 Tri-County scholarships will be awarded in region that includes La Salle, Bureau, Putnam counties

Scholarships are worth up to $1,250

At least 12 scholarships will be awarded by Tri-County Opportunities Council to income-eligible students residing in the agency’s service area, which includes La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties.

The scholarships are worth up to $1,250 and have been made available by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development through its Community Services Block Grant funds. All low-income students, racial or ethnic minorities and previous scholarship winners are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for the scholarship competition:

• The applicant must be a member of an income-eligible household.

• The applicants must be attending an Illinois accredited post-secondary educational institution of higher learning during the fall of 2021.

• Applicants must be a resident of Bureau, Carroll, La Salle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark or Whiteside counties.

Students must be considered full time (minimum of 12 semester hours) to qualify for the full $1,250 scholarship. Part-time students will be considered in the competition; however, scholarship awards will be pro-rated if they are selected as a winner.

Application deadline is March 26.

Information and application forms are available by contacting the office at 800-323-5434 extension 15 or on the website at www.tcochelps.org.