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Need money for college? Scholarship deadline Oct. 15

Thanks to generous community individuals, businesses and organizations, Lone Star College-CyFair will award approximately $105,000 in scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year.

“Applying for LSC-CyFair scholarships is easy. Download the scholarship application and two reference evaluation forms, which can also be picked up at the financial aid office or be mailed to you,” said Lina Quintero, LSC-CyFair scholarship advisor. “Then complete all sections of the application and turn it in along with the completed reference evaluations to me by the Oct. 15 deadline.”
The application and evaluation forms as well as a scholarship application procedures and checklist can be found online at LoneStar.edu/scholarships-cyfair.

“There are many scholarship opportunities with varying requirements and award amounts,” Quintero said. “The scholarships and respective requirements are also available online or can be found on page 43 in the Lone Star College System 2009-2010 catalog.”

Some scholarships have only a minimum GPA requirement. Some are earmarked for students enrolled in certain programs such as business, nursing, radiography, sonography, machining technology, welding and inspect tech, drafting, engineering technology or alternative teacher certification. Some are for students demonstrating a financial need. Some are for students enrolled part-time, full-time or seeking a bachelor’s. Others are earmarked for single adults without children and still others require a combination of criteria.

In a partnership with Cypress-Fairbanks Education Foundation, approximately $50,000 in scholarships are available to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District seniors to use toward their first year at LSC-CyFair or any of the Lone Star College System colleges. These scholarships have a separate application process which can be found online at www.thecfef.org.
LSC-CyFair’s financial aid staff can assist students with the scholarship application process as well as completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)

For scholarship assistance, contact Quintero at 281-290-3226 or in office 142A of the registration and admissions area in the Learning Commons building located at 9191 Barker Cypress. At LSC-Fairbanks Center, 14955 Northwest Freeway, contact Vanessa Williams at 832-782-5016 or office 121 of the registration and admissions area. For information, go to LoneStar.edu.