​Spoon River College has announced that through the awarding of an Illinois Community College Board Bridge Grant, all dual credit students enrolled in courses with Spoon River College will be granted a full scholarship for tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and be able to offer this significant savings to dual credit students in our district, and hope it will help our district students begin their college careers at Spoon River College,” said Holly Norton, dean of transfer education at the college.

The award will cover all courses taken at all SRC locations and taught by SRC faculty, including online courses, and all courses taken at high schools in the SRC district and taught by high school instructors. Courses that will be excluded are those being funded by other sources such as grants, or those for which the students are not charged tuition and fees such as school-funded courses.

Because the grant was only recently awarded, all internal and external scholarships will be applied to students’ accounts, with this latest scholarship applied to the remaining tuition and fees. For those who have paid their tuition in full, the amount paid for the fall semester will be refunded. They will be processed through the Spoon River College business office after September 2.

There is no application to fill out to receive this grant, as all dual credit students will be included.

Spoon River College is still accepting new students for all fall dual credit courses. To register, students should contact their high school counselor or Spoon River dual credit advisor Sarah Fouts at sarah.fouts@src.edu or by calling 309-649-6221. Fall classes start Monday, August 22.