Alberto Gonzalez is ready to attend Texas A&M University in the fall to pursue a degree in electrical or chemical engineering thanks to the education he received at Lone Star College.
“I would say that my Lone Star College experience has influenced me by teaching me how to become a good person, not just a good student,” said Gonzalez. “If it were not for Lone Star College, I would be working at a dead-end job somewhere and be completely oblivious to my own capabilities and potential.”
Earlier this year, Gonzalez earned a Chancellor’s Breakfast Scholarship funded by Lone Star College Foundation. The Chancellor’s Breakfast recognized 12 LSC students, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship made possible due to the generosity of LSC Foundation donors and supporters.
“The Lone Star College Foundation is able to help students like Alberto because of the support of our generous donors and sponsors,” said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, LSC Foundation executive director. “Alberto is an amazing story and a testament to what hard work can accomplish.”
Gonzalez earned an Associate of Science degree in General Math and Science in May.
In addition to the Chancellor’s Breakfast Scholarship, Gonzalez was also awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship provides $40,000 per year for up to three years to cover a substantial share of educational expenses including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.
“After focusing so much of my attention on finances for school for so long it is a completely new feeling to know that I no longer have to,” said Gonzalez. “I have never been more excited to continue my education, meet other scholars and have the opportunities to help others reach their academic goals.”
Lone Star College has been helping students like Gonzalez start close and go far for more than 43 years. Registration is underway for fall 2019 classes. Learn more at LoneStar.edu/Start.
Lone Star College student Alberto Gonzalez was recently honored at a Houston Astros game for his academic success. Pictured are Gonzalez (left) and Dr. Oscar Ramos, dean, LSC-Atascocita Center and LSC-Process Technology Center.
Founded in 1991, Lone Star College Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $26 million. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $14 million in scholarships to nearly 14,500 students, as well as more than $6 million in program support. The mission of the LSC Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. Visit LoneStar.edu/Giving for more information.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 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 nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.