Tuition grant available for students in LSC-North Harris Workforce Programs

Lone Star College System is investing in its students through funds received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. The system will use its $328,036 to provide training and other preparations to students in workforce programs.

At Lone Star College-North Harris, monies will only pay the tuition costs for applicants who meet income requirements. Students, who benefit from this grant, are those who otherwise might not be able to afford the cost of an education.

“The grant is important to Lone Star College System as a whole because LSCS will have a chance to make an impact on students’ lives by providing occupational skills training. Therefore, students will be able to face the competitive job market with skills learned at LSCS,” Helen Jones, program coordinator for grants at LSCS, said.

The grant funds will be given to current or new LSC-North Harris students who are enrolled in their program by Dec. 31, 2010 as an accounting assistant, electrician, emergency medical technician, HVAC, law enforcement officer, medical assistant, nurse ADN, nurse aide, pharmacy technician, and professional truck driver.

To qualify, students must meet income guidelines that have been determined by the Texas Workforce Commission and Houston Galveston Area Council and may have to undergo a background check. If a student is receiving unemployment benefits, he/she automatically qualifies for the grant. Applicants who enter a medical program may be asked to provide their immunization records.
For more information on the ARRA grant, contact Helen Jones at 281.618.1137 or Helen.J.Jones@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for summer II and fall 2010 credit classes in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281.591.6625. Former and current students can register online at www.LoneStar.edu/registration

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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June 4, 2010
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