Community Services Block Grant Scholarships

CSBG (Community Services Block Grant) Scholarships are offered in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to provide financial assistance to adult (age 18 and over) McHenry County residents who have low-income. Income eligibility is based on the income for the entire household. Applicants must have good academic or training attainment potential and intend to study in an occupation that is in demand by employers.  Preference will be given to applicants of racial or ethnic minorities. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, and/or books at an accredited Illinois academic or training educational institution.  This is a competitive scholarship.  Not all applicants who are eligible will be chosen as a recipient.

Eligibility guidelines:

McHenry County resident for at least the past 30 days

Age 18 or older

CSBG income-eligible (determined by the entire household’s income)

Good academic or training potential

Chosen area of study is in high demand by employers

Enrolled or accepted at an Illinois accredited higher educational or occupational training institute



CSBG Scholarship & Trade Training 30 Day Income Limit
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
30 Day Income Limit $2510 $3407 $4303 $5200 $6097 $6993
Household Size 30 Day Income Limit
1 $2510
2 $3407
3 $4303
4 $5200
5 $6097
6 $6993

Program Coordinator:
Sue Rose
(815) 338-7752 X137