How to apply or renew

How to Apply or Renew your Gateways Scholarship

To Apply Online

The online application is a TWO PART process. To ensure that your complete application is ready for processing, you need to submit both parts.

Part One:

  1. Become a Gateways Registry Member and log into your Registry Dashboard.
  2. If your contact and employment information has changed, choose Update.
  3. After you have updated your information, go back to the My Registry and choose Apply.
  4. Select Gateways Scholarship Program tab and choose Apply Now.
  5. Complete the steps and choose Submit Application.

Part Two:

  1. Once you have submitted your online application, you will see the Online Application PacketPrint this packet, sign it, and have your director sign it, if applicable.
  2. Read the list of required documents. Gather and mail all required documents and the Online Application Packet.
  3. Mail to:
    INCCRRA/Applications
    1226 Towanda Plaza
    Bloomington IL, 61701

After your complete application is received and reviewed, you will be notified of your eligibility by email.

To Apply by Paper

  1. Be a Gateways Registry member. If you are not already a member, register here
  2. Complete the Gateways Scholarship Supplement Application and Information Update Form. 
  3. Gather and mail all required documents, using the checklist provided in the application.
  4. Mail to:

    INCCRRA/Applications
    1226 Towanda Plaza
    Bloomington IL, 61701

           After your complete application is received and reviewed, you will be notified of your eligibility by email.

To Renew

Remember, you must continue to meet all Gateways Scholarship Program requirements to have a scholarship renewed, including submitting grades at the end of each term and paying your portion of tuition.

  1. Read the Gateways Scholarship Program FAQ.
  2. Complete the Gateways Scholarship Supplement Application and Information Update Form.
  3. Gather and mail all required documents, using the checklist provided in the application.
  4. Mail to:

    INCCRRA/Applications
    1226 Towanda Plaza
    Bloomington IL, 61701 

       For information about additional financial aid opportunities vistit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission

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