‘REACh Your Goals’ Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area (REACh)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to five awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled in or admitted to an undergraduate and/or graduate program at time of application. Please note: Students must have completed 12 or more semester hours or 15 or more quarter hours of college level credit at time of application.
  3. Must be 25 years of age or older at time of application.
  4. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must be enrolled in or admitted to a degree or certificate program at a college or university that is a member of the REACh organization. A list of participating schools is available at www.reach-chicago.org/members
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  7. Must reside in the greater Chicagoland area.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are 25 years of age or older and reside in the greater Chicagoland area. Students must be enrolled in or admitted to a degree or certificate program at a college or university that is a member of the REACh organization and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the ‘REACh Your Goals’ Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Proof/acceptance
Additional Information: This program is designed to assist the growing number of adult learners who are returning to college. Applicants must be eligible to receive the REACh Scholarship according to their institutions' financial aid guidelines. Recipients of the "REACh Your Goals" Scholarship Program will be informed in writing by May 15 and will be invited to attend REACh's annual conference and awards presentation to be held in June.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable. The award payment will be made to the applicant institution's office of financial aid in August.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications are available on the Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area (REACh) website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: an essay on the topic listed on the application in duplicate; one official (closed and sealed) college transcript for each school attended; one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or employer familiar with the applicant's work and interests; one photocopy of an acceptance letter from the college/university he/she is or will be attending; a resume or a list of complete work history; and a self-addressed stamped envelope. All applications must be submitted online no later than the deadline. Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered.
Contact: Carolyn Cooney
Address: P.O. Box 4197 Wheaton, Illinois 60189-4197

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