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The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is offering scholarships for income eligible individuals who wish to continue their education in an Illinois Institution approved full-time post-secondary course of study. The course of study must lead up to a degree and/or employment, with particular consideration given to a field of study in high technology areas or other growth occupations. Barbara Waymire, C.E.F.S. Outreach Director, told Regional Radio News they have $8,000 to give out in scholarships as any amount helps for the recipients.

Waymire added they will review every scholarship application and a committee of the C.E.F.S. Board of Directors and staff will interview the eligible participants.

Applications are available at any C.E.F.S. Outreach Office, high school counselor, IETC, local colleges and online at cefseoc.org. Completed applications with all necessary documentation, must be received in the County Outreach Office by 4 p.m. on April 28. Funding for the program is made possible by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, as part of the Community Services Block Grant Program. For further information, call 217-342-2193 ext. 149. 

 
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