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SVCC Awards Monetary Credit to Pathway Endorsed Students

Sauk Valley Community College announces each student that graduates high school with a Pathway Endorsement on their transcript, and continues their education at SVCC, will receive a $100 credit toward their education.Through this unique opportunity, SVCC aims to enable students to continue and complete their educational pathway and help expand the qualified workforce for the Sauk Valley area.

Pathway endorsements are awarded to high school students who are following a specified career path and complete the requirements as established by the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. Components of the endorsement require students to: complete an individualized learning plan with two years of career content instruction, prove college ready in math and English, complete a minimum of two career exploration activities, complete two team-based challenges, create a resume, complete a financial literacy component, submit a reflective statement, complete six hours of postsecondary credit, complete a 60-hour work-based learning experience.

The state of Illinois currently has seven pathways for students to earn endorsements for, including: Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, & Trades, Information Technology, Human and Public Services, Health Sciences & Technology, Finance & Business Services, Arts & Communication, Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources.

Additional scholarships are available through the Sauk Valley College Foundation. New merit and need-based scholarships open the first of each month ranging from $150 to $1000. Interested applicants should visit for award criteria and application requirements. It only takes minutes to apply for the money that can help you pursue your academic goals.

Pathway work provides students with experiences that will prepare them to enter the workforce or postsecondary with the skills and knowledge necessary for success. Pathways in Education, Manufacturing, and Agriculture are being developed in local districts through a partnership with SVCC, ROE47, Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce, and industry. For more information, for more information, please email