The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship is now available for post-secondary education at an accredited institution of higher education or vocational training in the State of Illinois for the 2014-2015 academic year. (Scholarship award must be used for the 2014 fall semester/quarter).
The CSBG Scholarship Program offers financial aid ranging from $500 to $3,000 for income-eligible residents of the City of Chicago who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation. Displaced and under employed workers, high school graduates (or equivalent), and those aspiring to higher education and employment are invited to apply.
Candidates must submit a complete scholarship application with all required documents and provide proof of residency and income eligibility (see chart below).
Annual & 3-months maximum income levels*
Maximum Annual Income
Maximum 3-Month Income
*Maximum Annual Income and Maximum 3-Month Income are increased by $5,075.00 and $1,268.75, respectively for each additional family member.
You are eligible to apply for the 2014 CSBG Scholarship if you meet the following requirements:
● Resident of the City of Chicago
● Enrolled full-time in an Illinois college/university/trade school
● Income eligible and provide proof of income for 3 months (13 weeks) (see table below)
Application deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 no later than 5:00 p.m.
Applications and supplemental documentation must be received on or before June 13, 2014 no later than 5:00 P.M. at:
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
2014 CSBG Scholarship Program
ATTN: Jenny Schuler
1615 W. Chicago Avenue – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
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