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Scholarship Opportunities

2017-2018 Trustee Scholarship Application Period is Now Over.

(Personal interest and non-credit courses are not allowed.)

Board of Trustees Honor Scholarship

One student from each high school in the Community College District 515 with a minimum of 3.25/4.0 high school GPA is eligible for a full tuition scholarship to attend Prairie State College. Students may only submit ONE Trustee scholarship application. Multiple submissions will disqualify your submission.

Board of Trustees Achievement Scholarship

One student from each high school in the Community College District 515 with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA and who has provided significant achievement/accomplishments in the school or community is eligible for a full tuition scholarship to attend Prairie State College. Students may only submit ONE Board of Trustees Scholarship application. Multiple submissions will disqualify your submission.

Board of Trustees Technical Scholarship

One student from each high school in the Community College District 515 with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA and who plans to earn an Associate Degree in a technical field is eligible for a full tuition scholarship to attend Prairie State College. Students may only submit ONE Board of Trustees Scholarship application. Multiple submissions will disqualify your submission.

Please request a copy of your high school transcript to be sent immediately to:

Michelle Rallins
Compliance Manager, Financial Aid  
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Terms of the Scholarship

It is strongly encouraged that the applicants complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Prairie State College's school code (001640).  See the Steps for Applying for Financial Aid for more details. Any state, federal, or institutional funds a student receives will be applied first to a student's tuition before applying the trustee scholarship.

All awards include tuition and fees for each semester the student is enrolled at Prairie State College. Student must maintain residency in Community College District 515 throughout the duration of the two-year scholarship. Scholarship must be used consecutively through the two-year duration beginning by the fall semester immediately upon high school graduation. If student continues to take classes beyond the two-year period, other sources of funding must be secured.

Students must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA at Prairie State College. Standards of Academic Progress must be met. If for some reason these standards are not met, an appeal must be filed each semester with the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Students must agree to become an active member of the Prairie State College Student Government Association and/or International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Each recipient is considered a Presidential Ambassador and will be called upon to participate in various events hosted by the President of the College, including but not limited to registration, community events held on campus, college and job fairs, student activities, counseling department functions, commencement, etc.

The duration of the scholarships will be two years.

Questions? Contact Michelle Rallins, mrallins@prairiestate.edu, 708-709-3562

Technical Degrees

High School transcript are due by June 15.