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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 at your convenience, but before the posted scholarship deadline.

Deadline for Fall Awards:  The deadline for most fall scholarship applications is July 15, 2015.

Deadline for Spring Awards:  The deadline for most spring scholarship applications is November 5, 2015.

Note:  Some scholarships have their own deadlines, so pay attention to what is listed for each scholarship opportunity.

You may apply for scholarships after the deadline. However, keep in mind that priority consideration is given to students who apply by the deadline.  Late applicants will be considered as funding allows.

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 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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