"The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gifts..."
This quote by C.S. Lewis reflects the goal of the Foundation: to provide students the support they need now, so that they can earn the opportunity to achieve a college education, rewarding career, and productive lifestyle. Today's workforce is skilled and it is competitive. The economy is challenging. So students being able to afford an excellent education is no longer a wish; it is a crucial need.
In 2016-17, the Foundation provided nearly $1.7 million in scholarships to 1,500 students, and $150,000 in program and emergency support to Lone Star College. While this is certainly something to celebrate, we cannot help but recall that over 3,000 scholarship applications were actually submitted. We need to close this gap!
We appreciate you, our supporters and cheerleaders so very much, and we could not do all that we do for our students without you. As 2017 comes to an end, we urge you to consider giving to the Foundation and here are some options:
The Promise Scholarship
The LSC Promise is a scholarship and community service program that provides two years of "last-dollar scholarship" for a college education at any Lone Star College location and is funded by the Lone Star College Foundation. Students are required to be enrolled in 12 hours of classes and participate in a minimum of 15 hours of community service each fall and spring semester. The application process for spring semester closes January 4, 2017, so now is a great time to make your donation toward this beneficial scholarship! Click HERE to make a donation to the Promise Scholarship and click HERE to learn more about the Promise Scholarship.
Due to the generosity of many donors, the Foundation provides student scholarships to many students. Scholarships can be based on campus, programs, or other criteria. All students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship for which they meet the criteria. Reducing stress for the student through scholarships as well as debt are part of the plan to ensure student success. To make a donation to the many areas of student scholarships, click HERE.
There are numerous college programs to which you may contribute. Your donation in this area makes an impact on the excellent caliber of education that Lone Star College students receive. To make a donation to the many available programs, click HERE.