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LSC Foundation Student Essay Contest

Essay Topic/Theme

“How my Lone Star College experience has influenced my life.”

Student Eligibility

· Students must be enrolled full-time or hours required by their Health Occupations program in credit classes at LSC-Montgomery or LSC-Conroe Center and have successfully earned their high school diploma or their GED certification.

· Students can apply at LSC-Montgomery or LSC-Conroe Center as long as it is the college at which they take the most courses or the one they consider to be their “home” campus.

· Students should not already have a degree but should be working on their first credential or degree.

· A prior winner cannot win again.

Writer’s Guidelines

· The essay should highlight and detail how the impact of a student’s educational experience has shaped and directed their life. 

· The submission should not exceed two (2) typed pages, properly formatted and double-spaced.

· The submission must include the student’s name, address, email and phone number.

Criteria for Evaluation

Expressive writing style, grammar, form, and inspiration/student success.


· A finalist will be selected from Lone Star College-Montgomery and Lone Star College-Conroe Center and will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate of recognition from the Lone Star College Foundation.

· The scholarship is to be utilized during the student’s next full-time semester, preferably sprint 2019, but no later than fall 2019.

· An essay finalist will then be selected to represent each college and will read his/her essay at the Chancellor’s Breakfast on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Community Building at Lone Star Collegge-System Office, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands TX 77381 commencing at 8:00 a.m. Finalists may also be asked to participate in other Lone Star College events during the spring semester.

Contest Deadline

You must submit your essay by 5 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018.

Student Essay Contest Guidelines and Chancellor's Breakfast Information

Visit Guidelines for more information. 

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding the contest, please email Fiona Burnett or call 936-273-7045.