Applications available for 2014-15 KC Achievement Awards

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pam Wagener, Coordinator of Financial Aid at Kishwaukee College, announced applications are now available for the College's 2014 - 15 Achievement Awards. There are Achievement Awards available for students who excel academically; participate in student government, the student newspaper, or the forensics team; or are a student athlete while at Kishwaukee College. Achievement Awards waive in-district tuition and the registration and activity fees for the students who are selected to receive them.

All Awards require the student file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying for the Achievement Awards. Guidance offices of in-district high schools have received information and Achievement Award applications. The Achievement Awards have an application deadline of April 7, 2014.

Academic Achievement Awards are available to any in-district high school graduate who ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class. Interested high school seniors must submit an application, two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, provide a statement of educational goals and plans, and a copy of their seventh-semester high school transcript (followed by final transcript after graduation). Academic Achievement Award recipients are expected to enroll full-time at Kishwaukee College in Fall 2014 and earn a minimum GPA of 3.1 to retain the award for the Spring 2015 semester.

There are also applications available for Achievement Awards for students who indicate they plan to participate on the Forensics team, as a member of Student Government Association, or on The Kaleidoscope (student newspaper). Students receiving these awards must enroll full-time, receive a minimum GPA of 2.0, and participate in the activity for which they received the award.

There are Athletic Achievement Awards for student-athletes in the following sports: men's baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's softball, and women's volleyball. To retain the Award, recipients must enroll full-time, maintain a 2.0 GPA and actively participate in the sport for which the Award was given.

For more information on Kishwaukee College Achievement Awards, call the Office of Financial Aid at 815-825-2086, ext. 2240 or email

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