Scholarship applications for students who are considering attending Spoon River College beginning Fall 2022 will be accepted through the close of business on March 15, 2022. The required forms are available at www.src.edu/scholarships.
Applicants must complete the scholarship application, complete a 2022-23 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and submit their most recent transcripts (seventh semester for high school seniors). 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 when they complete the FAFSA.
“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.
“If you aren’t sure if 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 this fall,” said Davis. “Scholarship funds go quickly, and opportunities are much fewer after this March 15 deadline.”
Students can submit their application electronically during that time by sending a signed, scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to SRC Financial Aid Office, 23235 N. Co. Hwy. 22, Canton, IL, 61520. Please note that electronic submission is solely at the risk of the applicant, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure receipt. Additionally, district high school students may turn in their application with their guidance counselors prior to the deadline, and the application will be considered timely.
Students who require assistance with their application should contact SRC’s Financial Aid office as soon as possible.
For more information, contact Colin Davis at email@example.com or contact any Spoon River College advisor at (309) 649-4645.