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Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Fiscal Year 2021 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grant application deadline has been extended from April 30th to June 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

If you are having difficulty getting Letters of Intent from business during this crisis, please indicate the business name on Attachment 8 of the application along with the statement of “The Letter of Intent could not be obtained from the business due to limited access an or closure as a result of COVID-19.” If you have any questions, please email Bruce Bennett at or

About the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program

The Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program provides grants to both public and independent colleges and universities and is designed to enhance public-private sector partnerships, expand internship opportunities, reduce student reliance on loans, encourage permanent employment of Illinois graduates in Illinois, and provide links between academic programs and employment. (Competitive program)