Dr. Lisa Caparelli-Ruff

Regional Superintendent




Scholarships and Grants

Contact the Regional Office of Education at 815-462-5400 for more information.


The University of Illinois offers a Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver to students who have a parent who participated in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqui Freedom. Interested students can contact the University of Illinois Office of Financial Aid at 217-333-0100.

The Marianjoy Scholarship Program  pays tuition for qualified students with permanent disabilities of the type treated at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, check the website www.marianjoy.org.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health offers a nursing scholarship for students who are willing to work in medically underserved areas. 

P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need. 
In an effort to encourage them and promote this cause, P.L.A.Y. will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student who best exemplifies our core beliefs.

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program

 1. Complete applications postmarked after that date are considered for the Illinois SETTW Program only if available waivers remain after all timely complete applicants have been awarded. The latest information regarding this program, including additional awarding criteria, can be found at the "Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program" page, located under "Scholarships" in the Types of Financial Aid section.

Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program Application

Please be aware that a qualified applicant must notify their college of their eligibility status as soon as possible, but no later than the last scheduled date of classes for the term for which the grant is requested. It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain and submit all required documentation to allow the application to be processed within the required time. We recommend that all applicants carefully review the "Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program" page, located under "Grants" in the Types of Financial Aid section, prior to completing the application.

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 Hispanic/Latino Coalition Scholarship

 The Hispanic/Latino Scholarship aims to strengthen Will and Grundy County by advancing post-secondary education among Hispanic students.  These scholarships are made possible through a grant awarded to the HLC by the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission and through fundraising efforts of the Hispanic Latino Coalition.