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CLC Foundation Scholarships

In addition to offering federal and state financial aid programs, CLC also awards scholarships funded by the College of Lake County Foundation. These scholarships address the needs of many different kinds of students and include major award programs and nearly 100 individual scholarships.

Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Major Foundation Award Programs: Connect to Your Future

The CLC Foundation raises money for major award programs, called the “Connect to Your Future” scholarships. These awards are given to students in a variety of categories, including:

  • Students who started their academic work at CLC in GED or ESL programs and are now pursuing college-level programs.
  • Students from diverse backgrounds/populations and students studying abroad or studying new cultural experiences.
  • Students in career programs who plan to gain meaningful employment after graduation.
  • Students who are starting their academic work at CLC and intend to transfer and complete their degree at a four-year institution.

These scholarships cover full tuition and fees (up to 30 credit hours per year).  Additionally, they will be renewed for up to 3 years (or until you graduate, whichever comes first) if you meet renewal criteria!

One-time recruitment scholarships are also available to academically gifted students that are not based on financial need.

Individual Scholarship Opportunities

Private donors establish individual scholarships which have their own criteria, some of which are open to foreign students, students granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and undocumented students. Some of these opportunities require additional information after you complete the general application. Answer the additional questions to see if you qualify. There is no limit to the number of individual scholarships for which you can apply!

Apply for CLC Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship application system allows you to save your work and return at a later time to finish and submit. Be sure to submit your completed application and any additional documentation before published deadlines.

When you complete the general application, you are automatically considered for dozens of awards based on the information you provided. You only need to complete the general application once to be considered for scholarships for the entire school year.

Some scholarship opportunities require additional information from you. View these on the “Recommended” opportunities page. You can review these scholarships and complete additional applications as required.

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View CLC's Scholarship Opportunities and sign in to complete your application.

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The priority deadline to apply for the Fall 2016 semester is April 1, 2016. The priority deadline to apply for the Spring 2017 semester is November 4, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after these dates for consideration as funds allow.

Please note:  It is your responsibility to read and follow the scholarship guidelines, requirements and provisions. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

What happens after I apply?

All communication about your scholarship awards will be done through your student email and the CLC Scholarship Online Application system. You can view your application status on the Application dashboard after you sign-in. You will be notified via your student email if you are selected for an award. Be sure to follow all instructions in the email to accept your award. Failure to do so may result in delays in receiving your scholarship or loss of eligibility.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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