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StarGala 2016 to support Lone Star College Promise Scholarship

The Lone Star College Foundation invites you to be part of community college history with StarGala 2016.

“This year is very special because it marks the first time people can support the Lone Star College Promise, which can assist eligible students and is one of the first programs of its kind,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “This new program is a last dollar scholarship program for first time in college students who still demonstrate financial need after all other federal and state grants and scholarship awards are applied to cost of tuition and fees to attend LSC.”

StarGala 2016 takes place Saturday, April 16, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center and will feature a formal dinner, music and dancing along with a live auction to benefit the LSC Foundation. This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the LSC Foundation and will include a “Sliver is the New Black” theme.

“There are many different opportunities people have to support Lone Star College Foundation,” said Leah Goss, LSC chief advancement officer. “I welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate 25 years of providing scholarships and supporting programs.”

Several table sponsorship opportunities are currently available. All table sponsors and underwriters will receive an invitation to the Chancellor’s Breakfast and recognition on the LSC Foundation website. Please visit LoneStar.edu/Giving-StarGala2016 to learn more on how you can support higher education and make a real difference in our community.

High school seniors and any first time in college student who lives in the LSC district should register and apply for the Lone Star College Promise scholarship by the March 15 registration deadline. The LSC Promise will help fund two years at any LSC location. Participation in the program will be limited to the first 300 students who qualify and plan to attend LSC in fall 2016.

StarGala is the premier annual fundraising event for Lone Star College. Last year’s event raised more than $575,000 for student scholarships and college programs.

In addition to supporting student scholarships, LSC Foundation also works with other foundations and corporate partners to secure major gifts to help Lone Star College students become trained and ready to be a valuable asset for their companies.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which 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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