Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– There is no escaping that college prices are rising. According to the College Board, students have been paying 4.4 to 5.8 percent more for their college education at private and public four-year colleges and universities. Prairie State College (PSC) is an affordable option with low tuition rates and plenty of financial aid opportunities. One way PSC is making college more affordable is by awarding 45 full-tuition scholarships totaling nearly $200,000 to graduating high school seniors.
PSC Board of Trustees scholarships 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.
“The Board of Trustees are pleased to offer these scholarships to further the educational opportunities of our district’s high school graduates,” said Mark Fazzini, PSC board chair.
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 1, 2010.
For more information about PSC’s Board of Trustees scholarships, contact Carissa Davis, scholarship advisor, at (708) 709-3562 or [email protected].