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updated: 3/20/2017 4:34 PM

Oakton accepting scholarship applications until next week

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Daily Herald report

As many as 500 institutional and foundation scholarships, including merit scholarships, are up for grabs for current and prospective Oakton Community College students. The deadline is March 31 for fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

During the 2016-17 school year, the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation offered $775,000 in scholarships and grants assisting students.

In the past several months, several new scholarships were announced, including the Niles Township and District 219 scholarships. Others, such as the Rivers Casino scholarships, have been renewed.

Additional scholarships become available at different times throughout the year. Students and families can check and apply online at

Registration for fall 2017 classes begins April 5.

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