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Foundation Scholarship Facts

  • Foundation scholarships are need based.
  • Priority is given to students paying the PSC district tuition rate. View the district map by visiting prairiestate.edu and search “district map”.
  • In order to be considered, an applicant must be registered for classes.
  • On average, a Foundation scholarship covers up to 30% of a qualifying student’s out-of-pocket tuition and textbook costs.
  • Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. The response time varies, based on the number of applications in review. Applicants are notified via student email once a decision has been made.

Foundation Scholarship Eligibility – A scholarship applicant must:

  • Be registered before completing the scholarship application.
  • Be working towards earning their first degree AND seeking that degree from PSC.
    Students who have already earned a degree will not be considered, *_unless they have been admitted into a selective admissions program at PSC_. Visit prairiestate.edu and search “selective admissions” for more information.
  • Have a completed 2024-2025 FAFSA if you qualify. If you are not eligible to complete FAFSA, the application will give you the opportunity to explain why.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
    For those who don’t meet the minimum GPA requirement, email Susan Sebastian at ssebastian@prairiestate.edu to discuss.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Before Starting a Foundation Scholarship Application:

New students must:

  • Apply for admission to Prairie State College.

New and returning students must:

  • Complete a 2024-2025 FAFSA. For questions, contact the PSC Financial Aid Office at financial-aid@prairiestate.edu or call (708) 709-3735.
  • Meet with a PSC Academic Advisor to discuss program options and create an Academic Plan. Visit prairiestate.edu and search “academic advising” to schedule an appointment.
  • Register for classes. NOTE: Changes in enrolled hours, class schedule, or required textbooks will both delay and alter an award offer for those who qualify. Be sure your schedule is confirmed before applying.

Steps to Complete a PSC Foundation Scholarship Application

  • Go to thepscf.org
  • Click Scholarships
  • READ READ READ the Foundation Scholarship Facts, Eligibility and Before Starting An Application.
  • Click Sign In at the top right of the page.
  • Click Sign In With Your Institution.
  • Sign in using your PSC single sign on provided by the PSC Information Technology Resources Department.
  • Complete the General Application as directed.
  • Once completed, do not randomly click on individual scholarships. Based on your application answers, the system will auto match you to any scholarships for which you qualify. Clicking on individual scholarships that you are not eligible for will delay your application’s review.
  • If you need to stop completing the application before it is finished, be sure to click Save.
  • Click Finish and Submit when completed.
    Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. You may be asked to answer additional questions for recommended scholarships. Follow the system prompts to increase your chances of being offered an award.
    Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. The response time varies, based on the number of applications pending review. Applicants are notified via their student email once a decision has been made.

For questions, contact:
Susan Sebastian
Manager, Scholarships and Alumni Relations
ssebastian@prairiestate.edu or (708) 709-7879

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Varies Dr. Katherine L. Gavin Scholarship
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Varies Dr. Terri L. Winfree Scholarship
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Varies Fr. William T. O'Connor Scholarship
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Varies Francis Meyer/Bank Calumet Scholarship
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Varies Gena Richardson Memorial Scholarship
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Varies Harold Kummelehne Scholarship
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Varies Harriet Murray Scholarship
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Varies Homewood Rotary Foundation Scholarship
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Varies ICCSF Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship
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Varies Illiana Financial Credit Union Scholarship
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Varies Jay Marshall Memorial Scholarship
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Varies Jim Campbell Scholarship
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Varies Kabbes Family Scholarship
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Varies Kiwanis Club Chicago Heights Scholarship
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Varies Male Success Initiative Scholarship
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Varies Martin Anthonisen Scholarship Tuition
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Varies Michelle Bogdan Memorial Scholarship
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Varies Mulling Family Scholarship
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Varies National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship
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Varies New Beginnings Scholarship
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Varies Nick Zenzen Memorial Scholarship
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Varies Park Forest Nurses Club Scholarship
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Varies Patricia Trainor Nursing Scholarship
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Varies Paul Holwick Memorial Scholarship
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Varies Proven IT Scholarship
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Varies PSC College Council Scholarship
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Varies PSC Student Government Association Textbook Scholarship
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Varies PSCF Emergency Scholarship
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