Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships

Program Guidelines

Eligible recipients must:

  • Reside in Illinois and attend school in grade 9 through post-secondary.
  • Have demonstrated significant ability, initiative or achievement involving money management.
  • Submit a completed application, along with a written recommendation on organization letterhead from a teacher, counselor or other non-family member.
  • Not be prior ILJC scholarship recipients, or family members of current ILJC Directors.

Recipients receive reimbursements of up to $500.00

  • If awarded, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student’s post-secondary school.
  • Scholarships may used for tuition, books and fees at any post-secondary institution in which the recipient is currently enrolled.
  • If a school application or enrollment is pending, the funds will be held and disbursed to the institution upon receipt of a Verification of Enrollment on school letterhead.

Other guidelines

  • Recipients’ financial knowledge or skills may be self-taught, learned at home or through an employer, or acquired through school or a non-profit, community or faith-based organization.
  • Recipients will be notified directly. When possible, scholarship awards will be presented at an upcoming ILJC public event.
  • If not selected initially, eligible applicants will be considered again in the following cycle. Those not selected in 2 consecutive cycles may reapply with new or additional information.
  • Recipients will be expected to update ILJC periodically on their progress and how the scholarship has helped further their education and/or better their lives or their community.
  • Applicants authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use their name, and their answers in the “Tell Us About Yourself” section of this application, online and in promotional materials.
  • Illinois Jump$tart will never disclose applicant contact information without permission.

To apply for a Library Grant, please fill out the form below. If you have questions about grant opportunities, contact us.

The application deadlines for the three 2016 Award Cycles are shown below.

  • Spring – March 4
  • Summer – June 24
  • Fall – September 16

2016 ILJC Student Scholarship Application

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