Goodwill Employee Scholarship

OVERVIEW

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Board of Directors has established an Employee Scholarship Program using funds from the Mackenzie Scott gift. 

WHY

In support of our mission and the communities we serve, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois will invest in the education of our employees. Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois believes that when we invest in our employees by helping them gain skills, we are re-investing in the larger communities in which they live and work as well as investing in the educational institutions located within those communities.

WHAT

The Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Employee Scholarship Program will provide up to $3,000 per year in scholarship funds to each eligible employee (additional requirements listed below). Scholarship funds may be used at any eligible accredited institution of higher education or trade school. 


The Goodwill Human Resource Department will respond to any questions regarding this scholarship. However, for questions regarding the application process and required materials, applicants are asked to contact the Community Foundation of Central Illinois at 309-674-8730 or sarah@communityfoundationci.org

HOW

Applications will open February 1st. There is no deadline however, applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Once all available funding has been awarded, no new applications will be accepted until the following February. Applicants will be notified of scholarship awards via email within 3 weeks of submitting their application. The award process will include payment from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois directly to the institution of higher education or trade school identified during the application process once the scholarship request form and enrollment verification are received.

REQUIREMENTS

Employees who meet the following criteria will be eligible for a scholarship:

  • Employed by Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois for a minimum of 1 (one) year.
  • Work an average of 20+ hours per week (minimum 1,040 hours during the prior 12 months) to be eligible for $3,000 scholarship OR work an average of 16+ hours per week (minimum 832 hours and up to 1,039 hours during the prior 12 months) to be eligible for $1,500 scholarship
  • Not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

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