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Lancers Keep Learning Fund

Lancers Keep Learning Fund

The emergency Lancers Keep Learning Fund helps CLC students continue their education through economic challenges related to COVID-19.

The emergency cash grants are given in support of continuing to meet students’ educational goals. CLC was awarded over $4.9 million in funding from the U.S. government through the CARES Act. At least half of those funds are available to students, in addition to funds from College of Lake County and the CLC Foundation.

Through this fund, eligible students will be provided with up to $1,500 in financial assistance and resources to cover critical basic needs such as:

  • Food
  • Housing and utilities such as rent and cell phone bills
  • Course materials
  • Technology costs and tools to continue to learn from home
  • Assistance with healthcare and/or childcare

Funding decisions will be made within one week.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for support, applicants must:

  • Have an immediate hardship due to circumstances related to COVID-19
  • Be currently enrolled in credit classes on or after March 16, 2020. Spring students will be given priority consideration. Summer and Fall students will be considered. Grant funds will be available after classes begin.
  • If eligible, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Note: Students ineligible to complete the FAFSA can still receive emergency funds from CLC

All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply, regardless of financial aid status. Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. Approximately 4,500 students are eligible for the CARES Act funds and this number will grow as more students complete the FAFSA.

Grant funds are limited, so students experiencing financial hardships related to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply early. All grant requests will be reviewed for approval.


Support the CLC Foundation

If you would like to offer financial support to help CLC students in need, please consider making a donation to the CLC Foundation. Support to CLC students can only be sustained by continual contributions from the CLC community, for which we are greatly thankful.