Scholarships



In support of the organization’s mission, PICU will grant a minimum of two scholarships per term - one $1000 and one $500 award - to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions.


Eligibility

All candidates must:
  • Be currently enrolled in an Illinois community college seeking to earn their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at a community college.
  • Submit an application for admission to one of the PICU member colleges or universities listed.
  • Have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or greater.

Entry Requirements

The following data are required from each candidate:

  • A completed application form with signed Scholarship Agreement and Information Release.
  • A personal statement of 500 – 700 words telling the committee about your background, your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals.
  • An official community college transcript.*

*Official means directly from the community college either by mail or electronic delivery service; no scans, faxes or photocopies will be accepted.

The submission DEADLINE for the Spring Semester/Winter Quarter 2015 term is December 5, 2014.
The submission DEADLINE for the Fall Semester/Quarter 2015 is June 5, 2015.

Paper/postal submission:

All entry requirements should be submitted together in one package to:

Adrian Nelson - PICU Scholarship Chair
Shimer College 
3424 S State St. 
Chicago, IL 60616

Electronic submission: You may download and complete the application form, save a copy and email to a.nelson@shimer.edu along with your essay. You may request your community college to send transcripts electronically to Adrian Nelson at Shimer College via Parchment or other transcript delivery service. Please feel free to contact with questions!
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