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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
bennett@ibhe.org or grants@ibhe.org.


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)  

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