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Promise Scholarship

Attend CLC full-time and receive free tuition!

CLC’s Promise Scholarship provides Lake County high school seniors enrolling for fall 2021 with an opportunity to earn a debt-free associate’s degree. Eligible students receive a scholarship and create a plan to graduate in two years. It’s our promise to you and an investment in Lake County’s future.

The Promise Scholarship covers the difference between a student’s tuition and fees and the student’s federal and state grant aid. Covered fees include comprehensive, online, and individual course fees


Who qualifies?

Who qualifies?

What is covered?

What is covered?

A tuition and fees scholarship until a degree or certificate in a Pell-eligible program is earned. Scholarship covers the difference between CLC tuition and fees and the student’s federal and state grant aid.

What is not covered?

Textbooks, study abroad expenses and fees, transportation costs, and other related expenses. The Promise scholarship is not refundable.

How do I participate?

How do I participate?

Don't wait, complete the Promise Scholarship application today!

  1. Complete the Student Admission Form to CLC.
  2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Social Security number is required).
  3. Go to the CLC online scholarship application, sign in using your CLC username and password, and search for "Promise Scholarship." Complete the brief application form.
  4. Attend new student orientation and enroll as a full-time CLC student in a Pell-eligible program.

Eligibility

What are the requirements to keep my Promise Scholarship?

  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
  • Attend full-time, each Fall and Spring continuously, until a degree or certificate in a Pell-eligible program is earned. Up to 60 credits will be covered by Promise.
  • Take a recommended 15 credits minimum per semester and complete 30 credits after one year (tuition and fees for summer classes will not be paid for by the Promise Scholarship)
  • Continue to reside in-district.
  • Meet with your assigned advisor to make sure you are completing courses (standards of academic progress) and financial aid requirements are met to renew Promise.
  • Complete the FAFSA each year by program deadlines and remain Pell-eligible.

Scholarship requirements are subject to change.


Questions?

Call (847) 543-2090 for personal assistance.