Hazel Crest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Representative Al Riley (D – Olympia Fields) announced that applications for eight 2009-2010 Illinois General Assembly Scholarships are now available for students residing in the 38th Legislative District. Applications must be returned by 4 p.m., March 27th to Rep. Riley’s office, located at 3649 W. 183rd, Suite 102, Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429. Students applying must live in the 38th District and plan to attend an Illinois public university.
Scholarship waivers are available for attendance at the University of Illinois (any campus), and any other Illinois public universities. Each waiver is good for one full year of tuition, including summer sessions. This scholarship does not waive student fees, housing, or book expenses. Private colleges, community colleges and colleges outside of the State of Illinois are not eligible.
Participants must live in the 38th District. Proof of residency is best determined by a voter registration card, which can be obtained at most local libraries or Village Halls. A copy of the 38th District map is available by clicking here: http://www.repalriley38.com/district-map.html
A copy of the applicants high school or college transcript is required as well as two letters of recommendation: one from a high school/college counselor and one from another source such as a teacher, school official, activity leader, or employer.
Each scholarship winner is required to sign and notarize a confidentiality waiver verifying his or her address. This will be sent to students after scholarships have been awarded.
Students will be judged on academic achievement, community involvement, school activities, personal essay and financial need.
For questions regarding the submission process, please call Rep. Riley’s office at (708) 799-4364. Scholarship applications are available online at www.repalriley38.com.
The application is also attached to this article. A free login account is required to download.