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The Honors College at Lone Star College to award scholarships

The Honors College at Lone Star College is now accepting applications from high school seniors interested in receiving an Honors College Chancellor’s Fellows Award.

The award includes tuition, fees, book allowance and money to pursue a course of study culminating in an AA or AS degree with Honors.

“When the Honors College was established, a Fellows program was introduced to provide our area’s high-achieving students with opportunities for advanced study that truly prepare two-year graduates for the most competitive college programs,” said Dr. Katharine Caruso, LSC Honors College executive director. “We knew scholarships were an important part of our program. Funds from the Richard G. Carpenter Endowment have allowed us to implement a broader honors mission so we continue to serve students who are highly motivated and extremely bright, but have financial pressures that become barriers to their educational opportunities and success.”

Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting LoneStar.edu/HonorsCollegeFellows.

Started in fall 2014, the LSC Honors College offers many opportunities for high-achieving students looking to improve their college transcripts with challenging coursework across a wide range of disciplines. Currently, more than 60 students receive over $37,000 in scholarships from the Richard G. Carpenter Endowment. Moving forward, scholarships will be awarded on a semester instead of a yearly basis, to ensure students continue Honors eligibility each semester.

The Honors College has already been recognized with several national and regional awards during its inaugural year. LSC-North Harris received Honorable Mention as a part of a pilot Foreign Policy honors sectionat the National Model United Nations program in 2015.

Lone Star College was distinguished by the National Collegiate Honors Council, who selected six LSC honors students to present at the 50th annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council, taking place Nov. 11 in Chicago and named another honors student a semi-finalist for the highly-competitive Portz Scholar Writing Award.

This past year, LSC also received regional recognition for 30 honors students from all six campuses for original research studies, including one for the Dennis Boe Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research from the Great Plains Honors Council. In addition, this past spring an Honors College graduate from LSC-Montgomery, Ariana Rosario, was awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, providing $40,000 per year to a select number of transfer students nationwide.

Honors College students can also take advantage of programs you might not expect at a community college. Currently 10 Honors College students are studying abroad at LSC-Jakarta and a select group of Honors College students recently visited China as part of the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation.

The Richard G. Carpenter Endowment was established in 2014 to honor the outgoing former chancellor via funds raised from LSC-Foundation special events such as the Golf Tournament and the StarGala.

The Honors College at Lone Star College can open a world of learning opportunities
for high achieving students. Pictured is a group of LSC honors students who recently visited China
as part of the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.