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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 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!

Major Foundation Awards Programs

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.

Individual Scholarships

Students can also select individual scholarships for additional consideration from the Individual Scholarships list (PDF).

CLC Foundation Scholarship Application

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!

Pathways to Success Scholarship Application

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.

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

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:

  • Be planning to enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) each semester during the next school year
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a United States citizen or financial aid eligible non-citizen

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.

CLC Guide to Paying for College

For a comprehensive guide for paying your tuition, financial aid, scholarships and money management tips, consult the CLC Guide to Paying for College (PDF).


Outside CLC Scholarship Help