Scholarship applications will be available at the ABE
Open House on Monday, May 20. The open house will be from 5:30-7
p.m. in Arbor Hall A004 at the Peoria Campus of Illinois Central
College, 5407 N. University St., in Peoria.
“We very much appreciate the support and vote of confidence that
this funding represents,” said Dr. David Gerlach, Lincoln College
President. “This will enable us to offer additional scholarship
support to students participating in our ABE program in Peoria,
while also allowing us to better market the program to working
adults who want to complete their college degrees.
“We are particularly pleased to have this association with RLI,
which has a well-deserved reputation for ethics and innovation going
back more than 50 years,” Gerlach added.
The Lincoln College ABE program currently offers
classes on the Peoria Campus of Illinois Central College, as well as
at locations in Normal, Lincoln and Oglesby. In more than a decade
of serving working adults in central Illinois, ABE has nearly 900
alumni in the area workforce.
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The innovative schedule offers five-week courses, each meeting
one night a week supplemented by online learning. This allows adult learners to
quickly complete individual courses. Because terms are just five weeks long,
students have greater flexibility to build their educational roadmap around work
and personal responsibilities. Unlike traditional programs that require students
to make a semester-long commitment, the five-week sessions make it easier for
ABE students to “step out” when job or family pressures require a break. They
can then pick up where they left off without losing an entire semester.
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