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College of Lake County Foundation

Together, we can assure that Lancers Keep Learning by helping students in crisis stay on their path to a degree, certificate and career opportunities!


CLC and the CLC Foundation are working diligently to make access to scholarships and emergency resources available to our most vulnerable students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Like millions of Americans, our students are worried about their financial security.

Students are communicating COVID-related reasons as direct threats to continuing their education, citing job/income loss, pressure to increase work hours, difficulty managing schoolwork with new household realities like homeschooling and childcare, and simply the difficulties of adjusting to the new and different online/remote delivery design.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in a financial position to help, please make access to higher education a priority in your giving. Our students need us now more than ever. Our communities need us now more than ever. Please consider supporting your community college.

Make a gift today to keep Lancers learning

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.