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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 each college location (including centers) and all finalists 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 2018, but no later than fall 2018.

· An essay finalist will then be selected to represent each college and will read his/her essay at the Chancellor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in the Community Building at LSC-System Office, The Woodlands 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 to DeAlva Engelhardt in LSC-Montgomery Public Relations and Marketing Communications (E101) or via email to DeAlva.L.Engelhardt@lonestar.edu by 5 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017.

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding the contest, please contact Fiona Burnett at Fiona.A.Burnett@lonestar.edu or by calling 832-813-6637.