Foundation digs deep to help out scholarship searchers

November 27, 2013 by  

The Community Scholarship Fair, which is taking place in Rockford in a couple of weeks, is expected to provide many of the answers students are seeking about the important matter of applying for scholarships and grants to help them get through their studies.

The fair, which is presented by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Rockford Public Library, is recommended for those aged 16 and older. Representatives from many organizations able to provide scholarships will be on hand to provide much needed information to students. There will be specific instructions in applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including a hands-on demonstration. Other guidance will include the online scholarship provided by the Community Foundation, presentations on how to go about applying for financial aid, and information about other national and local scholarships, such as those provided by the RVC Foundation.

There will no doubt be plenty of printed information for students and their parents can take home with them to communities like Loves Park, which will help them decide in which direction to turn for help. When an organization such as the Rockford Public Library needs a large amount of printed materials, it will often turn to local printing companies to help provide high volumes of products with a very short turnaround.

The Community Scholarship Fair is taking place at the Nordlof Center on December 10 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, contact the library at 815-965-7606.