Transform Lake County

Learn a career - tuition-free

Start a new career in less than one year. Apply to earn one of the full-tuition scholarships offered through the Transform Lake County program. 

You are eligible if you are a resident of Lake County, especially if you live in:

  • North Chicago
  • Round Lake
  • Waukegan
  • Zion

With the leadership of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, this scholarship is funded by the State of Illinois through the Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Grant, administered by the Illinois Community College Board.

Programs eligible for support

Questions about this scholarship?

Get into the workforce faster

Earn an in-demand career certificate in less than a year and enhance your job opportunities.

With a scholarship funded through Transform Lake County, your tuition and nearly all education-related expenses are paid, including:

  • all tuition and fees
  • course materials
  • industry exam fees
  • textbooks

Also take advantage of these services designed to help you find a rewarding career — and fast:

  • job placement assistance
  • scholarships to assist with living expenses such as childcare, housing and transportation
  • tutoring

Eligible short-term certificate programs are offered at more than one CLC campus locations.

Transform Lake County interest form

You’re one step closer to money you can use toward your tuition, fees, transportation or other educational expenses. After you submit this form, a CLC representative connects with you to discuss your goals and help you through the application process.

Submit interest form