Board Of Trustees Adult Education Scholarship

Covers up to 12 credit hours of in-district tuition which must be used within one academic year (mid August- June 30).


  • Have attended either High School Equivalency (HSE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered by the Triton College’s Adult Education Department
    o HSE Students
  • pass the High School Equivalency Exam (GED, HiSET, TASC)
  • submit official certificate or other proof of passing
    o ESL Students
  • complete ESL Level 6 or GED 65/66.
  • possess either a high school diploma from their home country or a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED, HiSET, TASC).
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor
  • Submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words is required – see writing prompt below
  • Interview with the scholarship committee
  • Participate in the adult education department’s graduation ceremony
  • Scholarship must be used within the academic year (Sept. 1-June 30)
  • Students who have a GPA > 3.0 in the first year of coursework are eligible to apply for a second year scholarship
  • Applicants must reside in Triton College’s district.

This scholarship will begin accepting applications on February 1st. Please mark your calendars to apply during the specified application period.

12 credit hours of in-district tuition within the academic year
Supplemental Questions
  1. How long have you been studying at Triton College?
  2. What do you plan to study at Triton College?
  3. What are your interests and/or hobbies?
  4. Were you employed while you were taking ESL or GED classes? If yes, what was your job?
  5. A college education can improve a person’s life in many ways. Write a multi-paragraph essay explaining why you would like to go to college. Describe yourself and your life now. Explain your career goals and interests. Identify your educational goals and how attending Triton College can help you achieve them. Conclude by explaining how a college education can increase your opportunities for personal growth.
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