Scholarships help focus on family and school

Balancing a college education with family, work, and other responsibilities can be tough. Because of our generous donors, the ICC Educational Foundation connects students like Erica Ziegenbein with the scholarships that will help them succeed at Illinois Central College.

A sophomore studying Art History, Erica struggled to find balance in her schedule, “because I am a single mother, going back to school has been very challenging.” Attending school, scheduling around preschool, and managing several part-time jobs might have been impossible had it not been for the Deissler Family Scholarship.

[Being awarded a scholarship] lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on my daughter and my schoolwork instead of working so many hours. I honestly cannot express how much your generosity means to me and my daughter.

Erica plans to graduate this summer and transfer to Illinois State University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. In the meantime she keeps busy taking care of her daughter and volunteering at Pekin Housing with weekly arts and crafts workshops for kids in the community.

Erica with a mixed media piece she completed in collaboration with her daughter.

A scholarship to Illinois Central College can help you achieve your goals! Our simple, online application gives you access to hundreds of scholarships and thousands of dollars in assistance!

The application is open now through April 1 — submit your Scholarship Application today and unleash your potential at Illinois Central College!