HIgher Ed reminds students of deadlines for scholarships

Cook County Higher Education reminds local students that the deadlines for three scholarship opportunities are fast approaching. In fact, the deadline for one is tomorrow, Oct. 15.
That scholarship is offered by the North Shore Health Care Foundation. It was created in 2013 thanks to a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation. Students enrolled in a health-related field may apply. This scholarship is a resource that can be used for full or partial tuition assistance, and can be applied toward fall 2013 semester or 2014 coursework.  Students must be full-time year-around Cook County residents enrolled in an accredited distance certificate, diploma or degree program.  Awards are up to $1,000.  Scholarship application deadline is Oct. 15.
The Wes Hedstrom Scholarship Fund was created in honor of longtime resident Wes Hedstrom for Cook County residents who are enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a distance degree program.  This scholarship is a resource that can be used for full or partial tuition assistance, and can be applied toward 2014 coursework.  Awards are up to $250.  Scholarship application deadline is Nov. 15.
The Lloyd K. Johnson scholarship was created in 2013 thanks to a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.  This scholarship is a resource that may be used for full or partial tuition assistance, and can be applied to 2014 coursework.  All full-time year-around Cook County resident students enrolled in an accredited distance certificate, diploma or degree program are eligible to apply.  Awards are up to $2,000.  Scholarship application deadline is Nov. 15.
Awards for the scholarships are determined by the Cook County Higher Education Scholarship Committee and awarded until funds are exhausted.  The application process varies for each scholarship, and students are encouraged to apply early.  Applications are available at Cook County Higher Education.
For questions regarding the application process contact Kirstin or Paula at Cook County Higher Education, 387-3411.