To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
Applicant must be between the ages of 18-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award.
Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a legal resident of Illinois.
Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.
Awards will be disbursed to the Office of the Bursar two times a year at the beginning of each academic term.
There are NO postgraduate scholarships available at this time.
Every semester sections 1 and 4 must be updated on the application and submitted. Please remember to sign the document under section 5.
Planning for College If you’re not yet 16, please complete the form on KCOA Planning for the Future website. When the time is right, we will contact you to start the scholarship application process so that your child may be considered for scholarship support from Kids’ Chance.
Phone Sue Baxter-Pflederer 309-208-5609 David Jerome 618-726-2222 Maggie Divarco, State Administrator 847-543-4842