There is still time to register for college-wide scholarships and awards through LCC, before the Jan. 25 deadline.
All returning and new LCC students working toward a two-year transfer degree, associate’s degree or certificate are eligible to apply.
Rick Reagan, chairperson of the College-wide Scholarship Team, said he likes to promote all scholarships through LCC and does so all throughout the year.
“I think that these days any opportunity students have to get assistance that doesn’t involve additional financial aid debt is to the student’s advantage,” Reagan said.
Each award and scholarship has different requirements such as the length of time a student attended at LCC, residency and GPA. The application procedures and the amount of money awarded to a student also depend on what is applied for.
Currently enrolled and returning LCC students may apply for both the Divisional Program Awards and Foundation Scholarship.
According to Reagan, LCC funds the award and scholarship opportunities for enrolled and returning students.
Incoming LCC students can apply for the Honors Program Awards, Board of Trustees Awards, Star Scholarships, Student Leadership Academy Service Scholarship and the Study Abroad Scholarships.
Incoming LCC student scholarships are made available through funds provided by private donors, according to Reagan.
“It takes us awhile to go through the entire process when choosing a winner,” Reagan said. “We’re all working together within the different award categories to be sure that nobody is getting more then one award, which is a college-wide rule.”
Dental hygiene major Danni McNeilly is currently in her second year at LCC.
McNeilly pays for her LCC courses out of her pocket without the assistance of student loans or scholarships.
“I didn’t even know that LCC had these opportunities when I was applying to LCC,” McNeilly said.
According to McNeilly, any award or scholarship to decrease the cost of LCC courses would have been a large help.
LCC developmental math instructor Elizabeth Clifford promotes the awards and scholarships to her classes.
“Usually I would refer students over to financial aid first and see what they qualify for,” Clifford said. “I’ve seen a lot of students that without the scholarships really couldn’t afford to go to college.”
Applicants who have received an award or scholarship will be notified by mail toward the end of April.
High school students who have received an award or scholarship will be notified at their senior ceremonies toward the end of the academic year.
For individual information or to apply for an award and scholarship, visit www.lcc.edu/scholarships.
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