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 eight major award programs and nearly 100 individual scholarships.
The CLC Foundation’s major award programs are open to all students, regardless of legal status. The CLC Foundation also offers individual scholarships that have separate requirements based on donor specifications, some of which are open to foreign and undocumented students.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, the CLC Foundation awarded scholarships to over 400 students!
The CLC Foundation raises money to fund eight major award programs–Academic Achievement, Career, Diversity, English as a Second Language, GED, Honors, Returning to Education and Student Activities. Students are automatically considered for these awards when they submit their application.
Students can also select individual scholarships for additional consideration from the Individual Scholarships list (PDF).
Most Foundation scholarship programs are closed for the 2014-15 school year.
Coming Soon! Check back in March 2015 for information on the new online scholarship application for the 2015-2016 school year!
Current Lake County high school seniors who plan to pursue higher education at the College of Lake County during the 2015-16 school year can apply for the Pathways to Success scholarship. A FAFSA application is required. Students must be pursuing a transfer Associate’s degree, be ready to take college level courses, be enrolled full-time each semester and have financial need. See full details in the Pathways to Success Scholarship application packet (PDF). Deadline: April 1, 2015.
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.
Are you pursuing a career in the skilled trades or public safety?
If you are pursuing a degree in a skilled trades (electronic systems, heating/air conditioning, plumbing, pneumatics, welding, automotive, construction, facilities maintenance, energy systems, electrical systems engineering, etc.) program or public safety (first responder, police officer, prison guard, firefighter, fire safety, emergency medical technician, emergency management, or disaster preparedness) program and will be completing your final courses in the 15-16 school year, the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship opportunity is for you!
There are two $2000 awards available to CLC students each year. Additionally, you will receive a Westward toolkit upon graduation!
To qualify, you must:
Veterans, who are honorably separated from the U.S. Armed Forces, are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, complete the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship application (PDF). Be sure to include a letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher or advisor.
Submit your completed application to the CLC Financial Aid Office B114 by March 20, 2015.
For a comprehensive guide for paying your tuition, financial aid, scholarships and money management tips, consult the CLC Guide to Paying for College (PDF).
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“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
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“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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