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Posted on: April 14, 2023

LaSalle County ARPA College Scholarship Applications Available


LaSalle, Marshall, & Putnam County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Christopher B. Dvorak, has announced that applications for the LaSalle County ARPA Scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year are now available on the regional Office website at: Scholarships - Regional Office of Education 35 (    Applications may also be picked up at Regional Office of Education in the downtown courthouse, 119 W. Madison Street, room 102, Ottawa, IL.  Applications for the scholarship must be completed in their entirety and must be received by 3:30 p.m. on June 16, 2023.

Thank you to the LaSalle County Board for providing this unique opportunity to provide scholarship opportunities to help fill shortage work areas in LaSalle County.

There are three types of scholarships available.  Illinois Valley Community College will be identifying prospective students and students already enrolled to provide $250,000 of financial assistance for school programs that are in shortage work areas for the region.  These include CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, and RN programs.  Reverse scholarships to mental health professionals that can document work in the county are also available: requirements include working for a year from time of application in the county and documentation of college debt.  There are $150,000 dollars available for this scholarship.  Lastly, $100,000 is available to college students that may be completing a license in social work and mental health professions over the next two years or students interested in pursuing other short-term certifications or degrees in health care fields not offered at IVCC.

Scholarships will be awarded this summer with college funding beginning for the Fall Semester.  Please contact Jessica Haywood at the regional Office of Education for any questions you may have.  Jessica is available at or at 815-434-0780.

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