Education

Need help paying for college? You might be eligible for this scholarship

The St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department will award four $1,000 scholarships to college students studying in the fall.

Individuals must be residents of St. Clair County and meet federal income guidelines to be eligible.

Other requirements include the following:

▪  Must be a 2017 high school graduate or adult enrolled in undergraduate studies or occupational training at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Illinois or an online degree program.

▪  Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours or full-time online coursework for fall 2017.

▪  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 30. Applications are available at 19 Public Square, Suite 200, in Belleville. For more information, call 618-825-3280.

The scholarships are funded by the Community Services Block Grant Program.

Lexi Cortes: 618-239-2528, @lexicortes

At a glance

The following are the income guidelines to be eligible for the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department’s scholarship program:

Family size

30-day gross income

90-day gross income

1

$1,256.25

$3,768.75

2

$1,691.67

$5,075

3

$2,127.08

$6,381.25

4

$2,562.50

$7,687.50

5

$2,997.92

$8,993.75

6

$3,433.33

$10,300

7

$3,868.75

$11,606.25

8

$4,304.17

$12,912.50

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