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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.

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!

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!

CLC Foundation Scholarship Application

The CLC Foundation scholarship application is now online!  To login, use your CLC student login (username and password).  You can take time to complete your application, saving your work and returning 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.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2016 semester has passed on November 5, but you can still apply in case we choose from late applicants. You can also check back for new scholarship opportunities from external sources.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2016 semester will be announced in early Spring 2016.

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.

Splash Scholarship

Thanks to a generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, the College of Lake County is able to award up to twenty (20) students the opportunity to pursue their healthcare career goals for one year (fall 2015 & spring 2016 semesters)!  The SPLASH scholarship pays for a maximum of 12 semester hours of tuition per semester (including comprehensive fees) and provides additional monthly activities to help get your career on its way!

Eligible programs include:  Medical imaging, nursing (CNA & ADN), phlebotomy, dental hygiene, medical assisting, massage therapy, health and wellness promotion, health information technology, and surgical technology.  You must be a CLC student to apply, working on prerequisites for your intended program of study, or already in a healthcare program at CLC.  December 2015 graduates are eligible. 

Splash Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

Submit the application to the Financial Aid Office in Building E. At the moment you won’t be able to apply online for this opportunity. You need to print the application, fill it out and deliver to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline.

Deadline to apply is September 9, 2015.

View the Healthcare Scholarships Brochure (PDF) for more information about the Splash scholarship. The brochure also contains information about other healthcare-related 2015-2016 Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for which you can apply.

What Happens Next?

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.

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)

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