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February 14, 2024

SICF Announces an Extension for Scholarship Applications

EFFINGHAM, Illinois – February 14, 2024

In response to challenges posed by recent FAFSA changes affecting students, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation announces an extension of the application deadline for all scholarship opportunities to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Key Details:

  • Deadline Extension: The new deadline provides students with additional time to navigate challenges associated with FAFSA changes.
  • Application Process: Interested applicants are required to complete the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship application, available online at
  • Supplemental Information: Once the common application is submitted, applicants will provide supplemental information for additional scholarship opportunities.
  • Required Documents: Applicants must include a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores (if applicable), and college financial aid information.

For further information, please contact Kristen Bertrand, Program Officer, at 217.342.5413 or


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