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Scholarship Information

    Scholarship Amount

    The Central Illinois Human Resources Group will be providing 2 (two) $500 scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 2 (two) recipients.

    How To Apply

    Completed application with all attachments must be turned into the Scholarship Chair by May 31, 2020. Any questions please contact the Scholarship Chair at

    Submit your completed application and accompanying documents no later than May, 31, 2020 to:

    CiHRG Scholarship Chair

    PO Box 7291

    Champaign, IL 61826-7291

    CiHRG Scholarship Eligibility

    1. Be a graduating senior in the year the scholarship is being offered.
    2. Show potential for a successful use of the scholarship funds.
    3. The applicant must successfully complete the “Operation Hope” program and provide proof of graduation from that program.Or the applicant must have a parent or grandparent that is a member in good standing of the Central Illinois Human Resources Group.
    4. Present a completed application with two (2) letters of recommendation:
    • One (1) letter must be from a high school faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic performance. Or the Coordinator of the Operation Hope Program
    • One (1) letter must be from a non-school related person or community member outside the school setting who is familiar with the applicant.
    1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Graduation from the “Operation Hope” program or child*/grandchild of a member of the Central Illinois Human Resources Group.
    • Characteristic traits such as responsibility, reliability and integrity
    • Academic and vocational potential
    1. Scholarship recipients must be (one of the following):
      • Registered in an approved 4-year college, Junior college or Vocational Institution of higher learning
      • Preference will be given to applicants that will be seeking a degree in the field of Human Resources

    *Child is defined as a son or daughter that is a biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis.

    Decision on Awards and Distribution of Monies

    The Central Illinois Human Resources group will announce the scholarship awards on or before July 1st, 2020 and a check to the recipient will be distributed on August 1, 2020.Registration proof will be required by the recipient prior to the release of monies.