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 April 2015 for information on the new online scholarship application for the 2015-2016 school year!
Are you a high school senior from the West Deerfield Township area pursuing higher education at the College of Lake County during the year 2015-2016? The CLC Foundation is pleased to announce “West Deerfield Township Scholarship” for Fall 2015/Spring 2016. There are two awards available, each at $5,000.00 ($2,500 per semester). The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books, with reminder to be refunded to recipient. Student must live in the West Deerfield Township area and be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more per semester. FAFSA is required and student should demonstrate financial need. Please see the West Deerfield Township Scholarship application (PDF). Deadline: May 31, 2015.
Please submit your completed application form to:
You can also email the application to: email@example.com.
Are you a College of Lake County graduate transferring to a participating college or university at the University Center of Lake County? The CLC Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce the “University Center of Lake County Scholarship” for the 2015 year. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. If you are selected as the recipient, the award payment will be made to your institution’s office of financial aid. Recipients of the UCLC Scholarship will be informed in writing after verification that CLC graduation requirements have been completed. Please see full details in the University Center of Lake County Scholarship packet (PDF). Packet includes the application. Deadline: May 26, 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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