ULLIN, IL (KFVS) - U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) said Friday that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Shawnee Community College a grant of $230,000 as part of the Talent Search Program.
According to Costello, the funds cover the first year of an anticipated five-year grant and will be used to provide a variety of services to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds obtain a higher education.
"In the 21st Century, education is key to professional and personal success," Costello said. "I will continue to work to ensure that students of all backgrounds have access to affordable, quality education."
Shawnee Community College is located in Ullin, Illinois.