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What it is

CLC Scholars is a program with a rigorous, demanding curriculum designed for students who may potentially pursue graduate work. Students accepted into the program:

  • Take on specialized academic assignments, projects and activities done under the direction of faculty
  • Enroll in a special Humanities course
  • Work 10 hours per week in an on-campus job providing valuable work experience

Benefits of participating

  • In-district tuition scholarship up to 15 academic credit hours each fall and spring semester (excluding personal enrichment courses not required for an associate's degree). Summer classes are not covered by the scholarship.
  • Specialized counseling and advising
  • Assistance seeking scholarships and admission to select universities
  • Intensive academic experiences, research projects and activities

Success of participants

Graduates of the CLC Scholars Program have earned prestigious scholarships and transferred to such institutions as American University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read about recent graduates from the CLC Honors Scholars Program (PDF).

Selection process

CLC Scholars has a selective admission policy. Interested students must complete an application, write an essay and have a personal interview. We are looking for personable, dynamic, diverse individuals who thrive in an interactive discussion-based contemporary issue-driven environment. Applicants should demonstrate leadership and volunteer experience both in and out of school. For priority consideration, application, essay, transcripts and related materials are due either by email or in-person by May 12, 2023.

View the CLC Scholars Program application (PDF).

Admission requirements

Please note: The CLC Scholars Program supports only full-time students who are planning to obtain an associates degree from CLC and who have no more than 60 college credits (including high school transfer credits). Students who are accepted into the program are expected to be enrolled full-time for an entire year (fall and spring semesters).

The following are prerequisites, but not a guarantee, of admission to the program.

  • Students entering CLC as freshman: High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Current CLC students: CLC GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on at least 12 academic credit hours)
  • ACT composite score of 25 or above (highly recommended but not required)
  • SAT composite score of 1200 or above (highly recommended but not required)

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