CLC Scholarships

Efficient pathway to pay for college

At the College of Lake County, you have access to a wide variety of scholarships and grants to help you pay for college. Our financial aid counselors help you search through the hundreds of scholarships available. This makes it easy to find the right scholarships to supplement your financial aid package.

The CLC Scholarship application is available year-round. Each new scholarship cycle begins in March. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need and field of study.

Priority deadlines to apply

You should apply before these deadlines to receive full consideration for scholarship awards. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines may be accepted if funds are available. Some scholarships have more specific deadlines.

  • Priority application deadline for Fall semester: June 30
  • Priority application deadline for Spring semester: December 17

Explore hundreds of scholarship & grants

The College of Lake County Foundation funds over 100 unique scholarship and grant opportunities. To simplify the process and save you time, you can now sign into the Academic Works Application and submit two scholarship applications (general and supplemental) to apply to them all.

The General Application contains a few essay questions, as well as questions about your enrollment and other financial aid. After it is completed, you can fill out the Supplemental Application, which contains a few lists of various scenarios that may or may not apply to you.

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Important dates

March 11, 2024 — Scholarship application portal is open

February 15, 2025 — Scholarship application portal closes. You cannot access your application or CLC Foundation scholarship until the portal reopens. You can still apply for LEAF grants.

Financial aid questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (847) 543-2062

How to apply for CLC scholarships

Find information about the CLC Foundation scholarship and grant application process. We de-bunk common myths and show you why the application process is simple and straightforward.

Scholarships and FAFSA (or Federal student aid) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ready to apply for scholarships

As a CLC student, you can apply for scholarships right away. Complete two simple application forms and get matched with up to hundreds of scholarship opportunities.

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Private scholarship opportunities

We offer local private scholarships as a resource for you to consider the best opportunities to pay for school and expenses. We do not endorse any of these opportunities. Please carefully review application deadlines. They are specific to each scholarship.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Opportunities include: