Proceed With Caution
IVCC Foundation Scholarships
Financial Aid Reference Materials
There is a great deal of information on scholarships available to the public, without any cost. For this reason, IVCC cautions against sending money to Scholarship Search Companies which charge a fee. You may want to start your search by reading the FinAid page on Scholarship Scams for detailed information on disreputable scholarship agencies. In addition, FinAid's Scholarships page has a great deal of important information to consider before starting your search. Contact the IVCC Financial Aid Office if you have questions.
- Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office from time to time. Several local and a few national organizations send their information to the Financial Aid Office. Links to these scholarships are available. Use them as a resource in your search.
The IVCC Jacobs Library Reference section has a collection of materials on scholarships, as does the Financial Aid Office. Try your home or high school library, too.
The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation awards several Foundation Scholarships which are funded by a series of endowments or annual gifts.
IVCC Foundation Scholarships are awarded in the Spring of each year for use in the Fall semester of the approaching academic year. Applications are available by contacting the IVCC Financial Aid Office January or February of each year.
The following scholarship search sites listed below are all believed to be reputable and safe.
- For tips on applications for school and writing scholarship essays visit www.scholarshiphelp.org
- The Illinois Student Assistance Commission - through CollegeZone offers several scholarships based on a variety of programs of study. You may want to review their list of available scholarships.
- You may want to also visit the following scholarship search services. These are all thought to be safe, however IVCC assumes no responsibility for your dissatisfaction. Proceed with appropriate caution.
Visit FinAid and review their very extensive listing of Financial Aid Reference Materials. Many publications can also be found in public libraries and high school counselors' offices.