SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is working to make college more affordable by highlighting a scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students offered through the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation.
“As the cost of college continues to rise, students often have a difficult time financing their education,” Lilly said. “The goal of this scholarship is to help students invest in themselves since acquiring a college degree is one of the best investments any person can make for their future.”
Lilly is a member of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF), a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance and develop the interests of African Americans in Illinois. The ILBCF scholarship is open to students seeking an undergraduate degree who are Illinois residents and who are attending or have been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning including community colleges, public and private colleges and universities, and certified vocational training programs. Applications are available at ilbcf.org and must be submitted by May 9, 2019.
“I’m glad that the ILBCF offers this scholarship for students who might otherwise find it difficult to obtain a college degree,” Lilly said. “I am determined to make higher education more affordable so that any person, regardless of their financial means, has the chance to build the skills necessary to possess gainful, fulfilling employment in the modern economy.”
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