Scholarship applications for students who are considering attending Spoon River College beginning Fall 2021 or anytime during the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted through the close of business on March 15, 2021.  The required forms are available on the SRC website at

Applicants must complete the scholarship application, complete a 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and submit their most recent transcripts. This process is required for all scholarships.  In order to be eligible for any SRC Foundation scholarships, they must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5.

“The best part about our process is that a student need only apply once to be considered for all SRC Foundation scholarships,” said Colin Davis, executive director for the SRC Foundation. “The website is a one-stop-shop for applying.”

In addition to Foundation scholarships, the college offers academic and performing grants as well.  These scholarships may require contact with specific faculty members or coaches.  Scholarships for high school students wishing to take dual credit classes are also available at various times throughout the year, as are scholarships for career and technical students.

Students can also receive other types of financial aid in addition to scholarships.

“Many students are pleasantly surprised to find that they can receive both a scholarship and other sources of revenue such as Pell Grants or Work Study,” said Missy Wilkinson, dean of student services.

This year the Foundation will be providing over 100 scholarships to students of all ages, traditional and non-traditional, new or returning, full or part-time, and in a variety of academic pursuits.  Any student who is considering attending SRC is urged to apply in order to be considered for scholarship opportunities.

“Even if you aren’t sure you’ll be attending Spoon River, we highly encourage you to apply if you think there is a chance you’ll be here as a student in the fall,” said Davis. “Scholarship funds go quickly, and opportunities are much fewer after this March 15 deadline.”

For more information, contact Colin Davis at or contact any Spoon River College advisor at (309) 647-4645.