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Tuition Scholarships
CCHE offers three tuition scholarships – Lloyd K. Johnson, Wes Hedstrom, and Nancy and Mike Carlson – for students living in Cook County and enrolled in long distance programs. Students interested in any of these scholarships can submit a single application and the Scholarship Committee will determine which scholarship(s) benefit the applicant the most.

Deadlines for the ABOVE scholarships are well before the semester begins:
July 6th for Fall semester and November 6th for Spring and Summer semesters.

Trade Degree Scholarship
CCHE offers one tuition scholarship for a trade degree.  Read about tuition help from the Michel S. Beaupre Scholarship below.  The deadline for the Beaupre Scholarship is April 10th.

Textbook Scholarships
CCHE is pleased to offer textbook scholarships to help with the cost of required textbook purchases; you may apply any time. You must present a receipt of the book(s) you have purchased and Cook County Higher Education will reimburse you at the % you have been awarded, not to exceed $200.

CCHE Events Scholarships
Scholarships for ALL workshops and events offered by CCHE are available for up to 50% of the cost; you may apply any time.

The impact of having a scholarship is second to none. With the rising costs of tuition and the uncertainty of interest rates on loans, having a scholarship to help offset costs means that I will be able to finish my degree.

Scholarship Recipient

CCHE has helped me in so many ways! It has helped with scholarship support, it has helped me succeed academically, and it has given me opportunities for mentorship support and advocacy. Without CCHE’s support, I wouldn’t have the sense of pride I do have about my academic success.. None of this would be possible without CCHE’s help.

Previous Student

For the disabled, a scholarship is often the difference between accomplishing your educational goals or not. The assistance is absolutely invaluable.

Previous Student

I have been a recipient of scholarship monies and it has encouraged me to keep going forward knowing someone is out there believing in me and also wanting to see me and fellow students reach for our dream.

Previous Student

Having scholarship monies to attend schooling is a great help to me. I am a single mother with a part time job and having my school tuition reduced is a large weight taken off my shoulders.

Previous Student

Everything helps! Tuition is expensive, and like most students, I cannot pay for the classes I need without scholarships. The assistance is a vote of confidence in my future, and I appreciate it very much.

Previous Student

Tuition Scholarships

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Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation Scholarship

These $500 to $3,000 scholarships are available to students living in Cook County and enrolled in a long distance degree, diploma or certificate program. Approved programs must meet CCHE’s minimum credit or hour load. The maximum cumulative amount a student can receive in their lifetime is $10,000. The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation has granted $160,000 for scholarships over the past 5 years. To apply, click on the “Apply For Tuition Scholarships” button.

Nancy and Mike Carlson Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 2014 as a legacy of Mike and Nancy’s amazing work in this community, their dedication to education, and in loving memory of Nancy Carlson who passed away September 25, 2014. Scholarships up to $2,000 are available to students living in Cook County and enrolled in a long distance degree program with an education focus. To apply, click on the “Apply For Tuition Scholarships” button.

Wes Hedstrom Scholarship

The Wes Hedstrom Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Wes Hedstrom, a former CCHE Board Member and life-long advocate for education. The scholarship was created to provide a kick-start for new students needing that extra bit of help to make college possible. Scholarships up to $1,000 are available to students living in Cook County and enrolled at least part time in a long distance education program. To apply, click on the “Apply For Tuition Scholarships” button.

Trade Degree Scholarship

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Michel S. Beaupre Trade Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a Cook County applicant interested in pursuing a trade degree or diploma including Electrical, Carpentry, Surveying, Automotive, Refrigeration, Plumbing, Industrial Mechanics, Milling and Welding. This scholarship is not necessarily for long distance learners.

Textbook Scholarship

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Textbook Scholarship

CCHE  offers a separate scholarship to aid students in purchasing textbooks. Cook County residents enrolled in a distance education or onsite course in Cook County that has college credit and is part of a degree program are eligible for up to $200 per calendar year to be used to purchase textbooks. You must present a receipt of the book(s) you have purchased. Cook County Higher Education will reimburse you at the % you have been awarded, not to exceed $200.

CCHE Event Scholarship

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CCHE Event Scholarship

CCHE offers a scholarship of up to 50% of the cost of a class (not including materials). Scholarships are limited to a total of $500 in a calendar year per student. However, funding is limited, and the scholarship program will end when the funds are depleted. A short statement is required to be provided to us AFTER the class describing your experience. This will help us secure future scholarship funding.

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