Current and prospective Spoon River College students currently have multiple opportunities for scholarships available to them.
Students attending SRC during the current (Fall 2020) semester who are residents of McDonough County and who meet other criteria may be eligible for Fellheimer Scholarships. Also, students enrolled in agriculture courses or who are considering a career in agriculture may be eligible for West Central FS Scholarships. The deadline for both Fellheimer and West Central FS Scholarships is October 23, 2020. Both applications are available at www.src.edu/scholarships.
“We are extremely grateful for the continued support of the Fellheimer Trust at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb and our friends at West Central FS,” said Colin Davis, Executive Director of the Spoon River College Foundation. “We appreciate all of our donors, but during these difficult times when we are trying to meet increased need among our students, it means even more than ever.”
Prospective Spring 2021 Dual Credit students can apply for a Dual Credit Scholarship through the SRC Foundation by completing the application at www.src.edu/scholarships. Deadline is December 3, 2020.
“While these awards aren’t huge, it’s important to us to offer what assistance and reward we can to our district high school students who are trying to get an early start on their college education,” said Davis. “Taking dual credit courses at SRC is a smart, fiscally-responsible decision, and we are proud to support students in that decision.”
Finally, Spoon River College scholarship applications are currently being accepted for students who will be attending Spoon River College during the 2021-22 academic year. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2021, and the required forms are available at www.src.edu/scholarships. Any student who is even considering attending SRC in the 2021-22 academic year is encouraged to apply.
Applicants must complete the scholarship application, complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and submit a seventh-semester high school transcript. This process is required for all scholarships.
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.
“The best part about our process is that a student need only apply once to be considered for all SRC Foundation scholarships,” said Davis. “The application is a one-stop-shop for any student who may fit the criteria for one or more scholarships.”
As prospective applicants are required to have completed a current FAFSA before being eligible, they 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 200 scholarships to students of all ages, traditional and non-traditional, new or returning, full or part-time, and in a variety of academic pursuits.
For more information, contact Colin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any Spoon River College advisor at (309) 647-4645.