From State Senator Craig Wilcox:
Legislators Help Women Pursuing A Return to Education
McHenry, IL. – Women seeking to earn a college degree are urged to submit an application for the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) 2019 -2020 Scholarship Award Program, according to State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry).
“The scholarship program assists Illinois women, 25 years or older, who are seeking to earn undergraduate college degrees,” said Wilcox.
“The scholarships are part of COWL’s activities to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development for women.”
To be eligible, applicants are required to enroll in an accredited college or university for a minimum of six credit hours, making the scholarships available to part-time and online students. In addition to academic achievement, the scholarship committee also considers volunteer or paid community service work that benefit women in transition.
According to Rep. Kathleen Willis, the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, the scholarships are aimed at helping women who are earning their college degrees, in some cases, later in life.
Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by April 30, 2019. Awardees will be notified by May 31, 2019. All scholarship materials may be downloaded athttps://cowlil.com/illinois-womens-scholarship-fund/.