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College of Lake County Foundation

Together we can transform lives through education.

With your generous support, the CLC Foundation is in the unique position to help deliver high quality, accessible learning opportunities, advance student success and strengthen the diverse Lake County communities it serves.

A Message from Current Scholarship Recipients about the Impact of Your Gift

CLC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Learn from current scholarship recipients about the impact of receiving scholarship and grant awards from the College of Lake County Foundation.

We know that your charitable dollars are valuable and in high demand with many deserving causes requesting your support. The urgent need and measurable returns by making a gift for CLC Foundation Scholarships & Grants include:

  • Approximately 40% of CLC students come from combined family incomes less than $50,000/year - for many, it is less than $25,000.
  • Approximately 1/3 of CLC students are first generation college students.
  • More than 25% of Lake County high school graduates did not matriculate in a college, university, or career training program within 18 months of graduation. CLC Foundation is in the position to address this by making education and support services more accessible.
  • CLC Foundation Scholarship recipients averaged a cumulative GPA of 3.38; students receiving no aid averaged a cumulative GPA of 2.56.
  • CLC Foundation scholarship recipients have a higher rate of transfer and graduation (79%) when compared to other financial aid recipients (40%).
  • Lake County has an urgent need to develop an academic credentialed talent pipeline relevant to the community and workforce needs, such as healthcare.
  • CLC has graduated over 12,000 nurses, nurse assistants, emergency medical technicians, phlebotomy technicians, and dental hygienists.

By making a gift today you are helping us address these community needs and keep educational pathways open by donating to CLC Foundation Scholarships and Grants Fund.


CLC Foundation Scholar Ryan Stivers

Ryan is one of six inaugural CLC Alumni Recognition Award Recipients. Hear how CLC transformed his life from high school drop out, to ivy league graduate.

Learn about the inaugural class of CLC Alumni Award Recipients and nominate a recipient for the FY21 awards.