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CLC Scholarships

College costs money. While your investment at CLC is significantly less than a four-year university or trade school, we still recognize the need for scholarships to help pay for your education. Our financial aid counselors can help you search through the hundreds of scholarships available to find the right ones for you.

Exciting new scholarship opportunities now available

$110K Illinois Community College Board covers all tuition, fees and textbooks in one of three career programs: private security and loss prevention, certified forklift technician and entrepreneurship.

$1.5M grant for Transform Lake County covers full tuition, textbooks, exam feeds and expenses in one of nine short-term programs, from phlebotomy to truck driving. Additional scholarships for childcare, housing and transportation

$1M from National Science Foundation offers up to $8,000 scholarships for students majoring in engineering or computer science

Promise Scholarship Program helps recent high school graduates earn a debt-free associate’s degree. The scholarship pays for tuition and fees after federal aid is awarded.

In addition to offering federal and state financial aid programs, CLC also awards scholarships. The CLC Scholarship application is available year-round, with the next year’s scholarship cycle beginning in February. These scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and field of study.

Apply for CLC Scholarships

The scholarship application system allows you to save your work and return at a later time to finish and submit. Be sure to submit your completed application and any additional documentation before published deadlines.


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View CLC's Scholarship Opportunities and sign in to complete your application.

(Use your CLC student username and password to login.)

Scholarships are listed in the following categories:

  • Auto-Match – Completing the general scholarship application, will automatically match you to scholarships based on the information you have provided. No further action is required.
  • Apply-To – These scholarships have additional question that need to be answered that are not covered in the scholarships general application. Click on the scholarship to answer the additional questions to be considered.
  • External – These scholarships have separate applications and may not be administered directly through CLC. These are offered by other organizations that have assisted our students with scholarships previously.

Types of CLC Scholarships

  • Foundation Scholarships – The College of Lake County Foundation raises money to fund over 100 individual scholarships.  We recommend that you review all Foundation Scholarships and submit your application if you’re not automatically matched.
    • Applications are taken early. Priority application deadline for Fall 2020 is April 1, 2020 and for Spring 2021 is October 1, 2020. Apply by these deadlines for full consideration for scholarship awards. Applications may continue to be accepted after these dates for consideration as funds allow. Some scholarship opportunities may have more specific deadline dates.
    • Learn more about scholarships offered through the CLC Foundation.
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  • Promise  – CLC’s Promise Program provides Lake County high school seniors an opportunity to earn a debt-free associate’s degree. Eligible students receive a scholarship, earn extra money to help with college expenses, gain professional skills and create a plan to graduate in two years. It’s our promise to you and an investment in Lake County’s future.
  • External  – Through our Scholarship Site we advertise local private scholarships. You can find these opportunities by clicking on “External” under “Opportunities”. We do not endorse any of these opportunities. We provide this information to you as a resource; exercise your best judgment in researching scholarship opportunities.
    • Application deadlines will be specific to each scholarship and should be carefully reviewed.

Please note:  It is your responsibility to read and follow the scholarship guidelines, requirements and provisions. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.


What happens after I apply?

A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. All communication about your scholarship awards will be done through your student email and the CLC Scholarship Online Application system. You can view your application status on the Application dashboard after you sign-in. You will be notified via your student email if you are selected for an award. Be sure to follow all instructions in the email to accept your award. Failure to do so may result in delays in receiving your scholarship or loss of eligibility.

Please note: It is your responsibility to read and follow the scholarship guidelines, requirements and provisions.

If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator.