Scholarship Program

Applications are currently closed for this scholarship. Check back for information about our 2022 scholarship.

What is it?

CEDA’s CSBG funded* Scholarship Program offers financial aid ranging from $500-$3,000 for income eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential, and educational motivation.

How does it help?

Scholarships are available for post-secondary education at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Illinois for the 2021-2022 academic year. The award must be used for the 2021 fall semester/quarter.

How does it work?

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Be a resident of suburban Cook County
  • Live in a household that meets the income guidelines listed below
  • Provide documentation of being enrolled in a post-secondary institution by September 15, 2021

Candidates must submit a complete scholarship application with all required documents and provide proof of residency and income eligibility. Applications are due by Friday, June 11, 2021 no later than 5:00 PM.

Income Guidelines
INCOME GUIDELINES (Gross Income)
Household Size 30-Day Annual
1 $2,147 $25,760
2 $2,903 $34,840
3 $3,660 $43,920
4 $4,417 $53,000
5 $5,173 $62,080
6 $5,930 $71,160
7 $6,687 $80,240
8 $7,443 $89,320

What do I need to do?

Be sure to review our “Important Information to Know Before You Applydocument.

Please download, complete and mail the application to our office:

CEDA of Cook County, Inc.
ATTN: 2021 CSBG Scholarship Program
53 East 154th Street Harvey, IL 60426

For more information please review the following documents.

* This project was conducted with funds provided under the *Community Services Block Grant Program administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and it does not necessarily represent in whole or in part the viewpoint of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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