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Scholarship applications are available

Date: 11/1/2016

​Kankakee Community College Foundation scholarship applications are now available at

Dylan-Warren.jpg“Without the scholarships I received from the foundation, I would not ever be able to afford tuition, books, or fees," said Dylan Warren of Bourbonnais. "Likewise, I would not ever be able to afford a better life for myself. This intervention on the college’s part has made all the difference in my ability, my story, and my success.

Warren, a student in the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Program, received the Student Ambassador and Foundation Liaison scholarships.

“The investment that my community has made in me through foundation scholarships has allowed me to stop worrying about how I will be paying for my education, and instead focus on how I will succeed in it,” he said.

The KCC Foundation will offer nearly 200 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year, which begins in August. The total value of all the awards is approximately $200,000. Scholarships assist in paying for tuition, books and fees.

“Scholarships are available for students at every academic level,” said Jennifer Zimmerman, coordinator of scholarships and donor relations for KCC. “You don’t need to be a straight-A student to receive assistance.”

When submitting the online application, applicants include written statements as well as names of individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Data from the applications automatically matches students to scholarships they qualify to receive. A scholarship search mechanism also is available.

The application deadline for 2017-18 KCC Foundation scholarships is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

For more information call Zimmerman at 815-802-8251 or email Complete information also is at


Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.


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Kari Nugent
Director of marketing and public relations