April 27, 2021


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 2021.

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 200% of the poverty level as established by HHS. 2021 income guidelines are as follows:

Family Size    Monthly Gross Income

  1. $ 2,147.00
  2. $ 2,903.00
  3. $ 3,660.00
  4. $ 4,417.00
  5. $ 5,173.00
  6. $ 6,687.00
  7. $ 7,443.00

Applications: Applications must be completed at one of the Two Rivers outreach offices.

Please contact Kathryn McDaniel at (217) 224-8171 for Adams County and Theresa Halpin-Lacey at (217) 285-2216 for Brown, Pike, & Schuyler Counties.

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 30 days
  • 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, 2021.  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 2021/2022 school year.

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