Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Paying for college can put a financial strain on students and their families. Although the cost of attending Prairie State College (PSC) is lower than those of a four-year university, PSC is making college more affordable by offering 45 scholarships totaling nearly $200,000 to graduating high school seniors.
PSC is awarding Board of Trustees scholarships that cover tuition and fees for each semester the student is enrolled at PSC. The scholarships recognize outstanding accomplishments, high academic achievement, and an overall commitment to personal excellence. The scholarships are awarded to one student from each of the district high schools in the categories of Honor, Achievement, and Technical. PSC also offers a two-year scholarship to the valedictorian and salutatorian from each district high school if they choose to attend PSC. High schools in the PSC district are Beecher, Bloom, Bloom Trail, Crete-Monee, Homewood-Flossmoor, Marian Catholic, Rich East, Rich South, and Rich Central.
Students must maintain residency in Community College District 515 throughout the duration of the two-year scholarship. The scholarships must be used consecutively, and students must begin at PSC by the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
To apply for the Board of Trustees scholarships, visit prairiestate.edu. From Choose a Link on the homepage, select Scholarships, and then Board of Trustees Scholarships. The application deadline is April 30, 2009.
“The PSC Board of Trustees scholarships provides both monetary support and encouragement to students in our district so they can further their educational goals,” said Mary Reaves, vice president of student affairs.
For more information about PSC’s Board of Trustees scholarships, contact Carissa Davis, scholarship advisor, at (708) 709-3562.