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LSC scholarship helps students achieve academic goals

LSC scholarship helps students achieve academic goalsA college education is an expensive investment in one’s future.

However, some cannot afford it even if they receive loans, grants or other financial assistance. For those students, Lone Star College System is encouraging them to apply for the LSC Promise Scholarship. Eligible students can receive up to two years of “last-dollar scholarship” for a college education at any Lone Star College campus. Funds do not cover summer courses.

“The purpose of the scholarship is simply to help our students who need financial assistance as they persist toward graduating with their associate degrees,” said Garth Howard, dean of student development at LSC-Kingwood. “This scholarship can help to offset academic expenses, which will help our students in this ever-changing economy.”

The LSC Promise Scholarship provides more opportunities for students to complete their education and reduce the high costs associated with earning a college degree. Books are not covered. It is not a loan and students do not have to repay it.

“This scholarship really helped me, because I am currently paying for college by myself. Receiving the scholarship really made me feel at ease during the semester,” said Kayla Ayala, LSC-Kingwood student and Atascocita resident. “Thanks to this scholarship, I know that I will always have enough money to buy scantrons, school supplies, or extra materials for class.”

Ayala is currently taking courses toward an associate degree in science. After LSC-Kingwood, she plans to attend the University of Houston-Downtown to earn a bachelor’s degree in education. Her goal is to teach students in pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade and eventually become an elementary school principal.

Current LSC Promise Scholarship recipients can reapply for fall 2017 starting March 15. Students who want to apply for the fund as a new recipient can do so beginning April 1. The recertification and new application process will close on June 1.

Eligible recipients must be Texas residents. They are required to be full-time students, enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Recipients must participate in a minimum of 15 hours of civic engagement services or activities each semester.

For more information, or to apply for the LSC Promise Scholarship, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/Promise.htm.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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