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Student awarded $12K scholarship from Columbia College Chicago

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 08, 2019

A College of Lake County student has been awarded a $12,000 Chicagoland Transfer Award scholarship from Columbia College Chicago.

Jennifer Pollack (right), a Buffalo Grove resident, received the scholarship after attaining at least a 3.0 grade point average at CLC and submitting an essay. More than 70 students from 21 community colleges applied Photo of student Jennifer Pollackfor the award, which provides ten $12,000 scholarships and one full-tuition scholarship to students transferring from Chicago-area community colleges to Columbia. This is the second year Columbia has offered the merit-based scholarships.

Pollack has attended CLC part time since 2018 and will begin at Columbia in the fall as a graphic design major. “It’s a great honor to receive this scholarship,” Pollack said. “My education at CLC has prepared me for success at Columbia. At CLC, I challenged myself by taking some classes that were outside of my comfort zone. In a speech course, I learned to confront my fear of public speaking. Through a digital photography class, I learned an art form that meshes well with my graphic design career. At Columbia, I am really looking forward to taking graphic design classes that will bring me closer to my career goal, which is to work full time as a graphic designer and also operate my own art business, selling my own paintings.”

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