February 21, 2018

Frances L. Snyder, or “Frannie” as she was known to her co-workers, was well known to the families, the elderly, the young and the needy of Adams County who came to Two Rivers Regional Council for assistance. She could always be counted on to give everyone her full attention. She would do everything she possibly could to solve the problems brought to her each day by our program participants. Frances was an asset to Two Rivers Regional Council during her more than 20 years of work with the agency. This scholarship fund is intended to recognize her commitment and the love of the work she did and the help she provided….and most of all to recognize the good feeling everyone experienced from their interaction with her.

Source: Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials through the Community Services Block Grant Program with funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Amounts: $1,250 scholarship for each of the four counties of Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler for a total of $5,000 is available.

Priorities: Scholarships are for income-eligible residents accepted at an accredited Illinois educational institution for the fall of 2018.

Use of Funds: The Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies, lab costs, room and board and is payable to the institution.

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Adams, Brown, Pike or Schuyler counties. Gross income for all family members must be at or below 125% of the poverty level as established by HHS. 2018 income guidelines are as follows:
Family Size 3 Month Gross Income
1 $ 3,794.00
2 $ 5,144.00
3 $ 6,494.00
4 $ 7,844.00
5 $ 9,194.00
6 $10,544.00
7 $11,894.00

Applications: Applications must be completed at one of the Two Rivers outreach offices located at:
Adams County Brown County
107 N 3rd 206 SW Cross
Quincy, IL 62301 Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
217-224-8171 217-773-3141
Contact: Jessica Bowen Contact: Carolyn Chaney
Pike County Schuyler County
120 South Madison 233 N Congress
Pittsfield, IL 62363 Rushville, IL 62681
217-285-5424 217-322-6916
Contact: Jessica Bowen Contact: Carolyn Chaney
Applicants are advised to telephone first to make an appointment.

Required Documentation:
• Proof of Social Security number for all household members
• Proof of Current address
• Gross income from all sources for all family members for past 3 months
• Official transcripts from most recent educational institution attended, documentation of acceptance into a specific school or other acceptable proof of planned full-time enrollment
• Applicants will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which includes writing an essay.
Evaluation: All applications must be complete by the deadline of June 30 2018. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by members of the Community Action Administrative Board for their respective counties.
Payments: The scholarship payments are made directly to the Illinois accredited institution designated by the award recipient. If the student withdraws or is no longer attending the designated school, the funds will be returned to Two Rivers. Funds may be rolled over into the following year in the event there is money left at the end of the 2018/2019 school year.
Questions and/or concerns may be directed to Becky Pruden, Community Services Director

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