INA – As a way to say thank you to all who have served, Rend Lake College (RLC) announced a new tuition scholarship directed at helping veterans pay for college.
The RLC Veteran Tuition Scholarship will be offered to any service member who seeks to change careers or start a new one. The scholarship aims to help students pay for college when other financial assistance has been exhausted.
The award is available to all Illinois residents, including those living outside the RLC district. Students would need to have a current FAFSA on file and would need to be seeking a degree or certificate while attending RLC.
Kacie Hunter, RLC’s Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Veteran Services, created the idea for the award. She said she has met several veterans who want to pursue their higher education goals, but do not have the financial benefits available.
“We are wanting to say yes to veterans and all service members who have served our country,” Hunter said. “We are thankful for what they have given us. This is a great way to show that we support them by helping them pursue a new career path but weren’t able to before.”
RLC will begin distributing the scholarships immediately. After they are accepted, students will need to maintain a 2.0 GPA to keep their award.
Anyone interested in applying for the RLC Veteran Tuition Scholarship or for more information can contact Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-437-5321, extension 1297.