April 30, 2019


GENERAL INFORMATION

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 2019.

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.  2019 income guidelines are as
follows:

                                                Family
Size                3 Month Gross
Income

  1. $  3,903.00
  2. $  5,284.00
  3. $  6,666.00
  4. $  8,047.00
  5. $  9,428.00
  6. $10,809.00
  7. $12,191.00

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

  • 217-773-3141

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 July 12,
2019.  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 2019/2020
school year.

Questions
and/or concerns may be directed to Becky Pruden, Community Services Director

217-221-6204

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